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Unions, Pay, and Politics in Sweden and West Germany
Fighting for Partnership
Labor and Politics in Unified Germany
West Germany from 1949 to 1990 was a story of virtually unparalleled political and economic success. This economic miracle incorporated a well-functioning political democracy, expanded to include a "social partnership" system of economic...
How Governments Shape Business Lobbying on Global Trade
Firms are central to trade policy-making. Some analysts even suggest that they dictate policy on the basis of their material interests. Cornelia Woll counters these assumptions, arguing that firms do not always know what they want. To be sure, firms...
Freer Markets, More Rules
Regulatory Reform in Advanced Industrial Countries
Over the past fifteen years, the United States, Western Europe, and Japan have transformed the relationship between governments and corporations. The changes are complex and the terms used to describe them often obscure the reality. In Freer Markets...
The Fruits of Fascism
Postwar Prosperity in Historical Perspective
Global Pressure, National System
How German Corporate Governance Is Changing
Will the pressures of financial and product market globalization force European firms to switch from a stakeholder-based model of corporate governance to a shareholder-based, Anglo-Saxon system? While many scholars of globalization have long assumed...
Globalizing in Hard Times
The Politics of Banking-Sector Opening in the Emerging World
In Globalizing in Hard Times, Leonardo Martinez-Diaz examines the sudden and substantial increase in cross-border ownership of commercial banks in countries where bank ownership had long been restricted by local rules. Many parties—the World Bank and...
Governing the World's Money
The effective governance of global money and finance is under enormous stress. Deep changes over the last decade in capital markets, exchange rate systems, and government finances suggest dramatic shifts in the contours of monetary power, with...
Governments, Markets, and Growth
Financial Systems and Politics of Industrial Change
Zysman demonstrates that there is a direct relationship between a nation's financial system and its government's ability to restart the growth engine.
Havens in a Storm
The Struggle for Global Tax Regulation
Small states have learned in recent decades that capital accumulates where taxes are low; as a result, tax havens have increasingly competed for the attention of international investors with tax and regulatory concessions. Economically powerful...