Efforts to combine the outstanding economic performance in the decades following the Second World War with social security appear to be endangered half way through the first decade of the 21st century. This book draws together an international team of contributors, including Douglass North, Harold Demsetz and Michael Piore to assess the current world order.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Social Institutions and Economic Change Social Institutions and Economic Performance Business Governance and the Institutions of Capitalism Understanding the Process of Economic Change Part 2: Varieties of Contemporary Capitalism The Flexibilities and Constraints of Contemporary Capitalism The Neo-Liberal Ideal and the Reality of Workplace Practice: Shifting Axes of Political Mobilization and New Regimes of Workplace Governance in the United States Adam Smith in Beijing: States, Markets, and Capitalism East and West The European Model of "Social" Capitalism: Can it Survive European Integration? Part Three: Capitalism and Social Critique in the Era of Globalization Globalization and Loyalty: Who are we? Boom, Bubble, Bust: The US Economy Today The Role of Criticism in the Dynamics of Capitalism: Social Critique vs. Artistic Critique Globalization and Violence