1st Edition

Varieties of Capitalism, Types of Democracy and Globalization

Edited By Masanobu Ido Copyright 2012
    264 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    248 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book combines two strands of international political economy; examining how capitalism and democracy shape and are shaped by each other. Although until now considered separately, this path-breaking book proposes an innovative view of a political-economic system that inextricably links the model of capitalism to the type of democracy, where continuation is mutually reinforced.

    Advanced countries have achieved post-war affluence by adopting one of two contrasting models of capitalism; liberal market economies or coordinated market economies, and two opposing types of democracies: consensus or majoritarian democracies. Expert contributors in the field consider the question of whether and how globalization is transforming the post-war political–economic systems of advanced countries such as Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, as well as the question of how it is shaping democracy and capitalism combinations in former socialist countries in Eastern Europe and the new "capitalist" China. The book examines various topics, including party system change, a political dilemma of the established party, and corporate governance reforms, to posit an original an innovative theory of international political economy.

    Variety of Capitalism, Types of Democracy and Globalization will be of interest to students and scholars of comparative politics, political economy and globalization.

    Part I. Theory and Method 1. Introduction H. Callaghan and M. Ido 2. Varieties of Capitalism and Types of Democracy P. C. Schmitter with A. Topor Part II. Changing ToD-VoC Combinations in Advanced Democracies 3. Party System Change and Transformation of the Varieties of Capitalism M. Ido 4. Reversing the Causal Arrow: How Ownership Structure Shapes Party Positions in Britain, Germany and France H. Callaghan 5. Political Change and the Italian Variety of Capitalism L. Burroni and C. Trigilia 6. Between Pork and Productivity: Upending the Japanese Model of Capitalism T. J. Pempel 7. Divergent Fate of Left Parties in Political Economic Regime Transitions: Italy and Japan in the 1990s H. Magara Part III. Emergence of New VoC in New and Non-Democracies 8. A Macro-Historical Analysis: Globalization, Party-State and Capital in China’s Emergent Capitalism C. A. McNally 9. Patterns of Political Representation and Varieties of Post-socialist Capitalism in the Era of Transnationalization L. Bruszt 10. Conclusion M. Ido


    Masanobu Ido is Professor of Political Science at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.