Collection : Cornell Studies in Political Economy

A series edited by Peter J. Katzenstein

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Fair Shares
Unions, Pay, and Politics in Sweden and West Germany
Peter Swenson
Conflict between labor and capital reflects the competitive and conflict-laden relations within the working class itself, Peter Swenson maintains. Fair Shares examines the internal conflicts of organized labor regarding distribution of wages in order to explain both union leaders' market-structuring objectives in the "political economy", and...



Fighting for Partnership
Labor and Politics in Unified Germany
Lowell Turner
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...



Firm Interests
How Governments Shape Business Lobbying on Global Trade
Cornelia Woll
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
Steven K. Vogel
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...



Freer Markets, More Rules
Regulatory Reform in Advanced Industrial Countries
Steven Kent Vogel, Steven K. Vogel
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...



The Fruits of Fascism
Postwar Prosperity in Historical Perspective
Simon Reich



Global Pressure, National System
How German Corporate Governance Is Changing
Alexander Börsch
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
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
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...



Good Governance Gone Bad
How Nordic Adaptability Leads to Excess
Darius Ornston
If we believe that the small, open economies of Nordic Europe are paragons of good governance, why are they so prone to economic crisis? In Good Governance Gone Bad, Darius Ornston provides evidence that adapting flexibly to rapid, technological change and shifting patterns of economic competition may be a great virtue, but it does not prevent...



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...



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