Integrating Varieties of Capitalism and Welfare State Research: A Unified Typology of Capitalisms

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Springer, Apr 11, 2013 - Political Science - 223 pages
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This book combines the two most important typologies of capitalist diversity; Esping-Andersen's welfare regime typology and Hall and Soskice's 'Varieties of Capitalism' typology, into a unified typology of capitalist diversity. The author shows empircally that certain welfare states bundle together with certain production systems.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Welfare State Research and Varieties of Capitalism
5
2 Empirical Indicators and Existing Typologies
31
3 A Unified Typology of Capitalisms
58
4 How Complementarities Stabilize Three Capitalisms
63
Three Policy Styles Three Capitalisms
91
6 What Can a Unified Typology Explain?
162
Summary and Conclusion
172
Notes
176
References
181
Appendix
210
Index
221
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Martin Schröder is Junior Professor for Economic Sociology at Marburg University, Germany. He has worked on comparing capitalisms, welfare states and social inequality.

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