9780415547345

Contested Capitalism: The political origins of financial institutions

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415547345

  • ISBN10:

    0415547342

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-29
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This book examines the political origins of financial institutions across fifteen developed democracies, with focused case studies on the US, France, Japan, Austria, and Germany. The institutional arrangements of financial systems are widely seen as a central distinguishing feature of varieties of capitalism ". Through a wide-range of case studies, this book contends that political battles between landed interests, labor, and owners of capital have fundamentally shaped modern financial arrangements. Demonstrating how these conflicts have shaped contemporary financial architecture in a number of different contexts, author Richard W. Carney offers an innovative approach to explaining the distinctive capitalist arrangements of nation-states. By demonstrating the importance of landed interests to nations " institutional configurations, the book has clear implications for developing countries such as India and China. Providing a detailed account of the development of financial institutions, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, sociology, business, finance, and law. It will also offer insights valuable to government policymakers, analysts at international organizations, and the business community.

Table of Contents

Questions and Explanations
Introduction
Theory
Broad Patterns
Patterns during the Twentieth Century
Cases
Class Conflict
Social Contract
Urban vs. Rural Cleavages
Property vs. Voice
Conclusions
Conclusions
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