The End of Diversity? Prospects for German and Japanese Capitalism
A Paperback edition by Kozo Yamamura in English (Mar 27, 2003)
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Short Description: After the devastation of World War II, Germany and Japan built national capitalist institutions that were remarkably successful in terms of national reconstruction and... Read more
After the devastation of World War II, Germany and Japan built national capitalist institutions that were remarkably successful in terms of national reconstruction and international competitiveness. Yet both "miracles" have since faltered, allowing U.S. capital and its institutional forms to establish global dominance. National varieties of capitalism are now under intense pressure to converge to the U.S. model. Kozo Yamamura and Wolfgang Streeck have gathered an international group of authors to examine the likelihood of convergence?to determine whether the global forces of Anglo-American capitalism will give rise to a single, homogeneous capitalist system.
The chapters in this volume approach this question from five directions: international integration, technological innovation, labor relations and production systems, financial regimes and corporate governance, and domestic politics. In their introduction, Yamamura and Streeck summarize the crises of performance and confidence that have beset German and Japanese capitalism and revived the question of competitive convergence. The editors ask whether the two countries, confronted with the political and economic exigencies of technological revolution and economic internationalization, must abandon their distinctive institutions and the competitive advantages these have yielded in the past, or whether they can adapt and retain such institutions, thereby preserving the social cohesion and economic competitiveness of their societies.
The End of Diversity? Paperback edition by Kozo Yamamura
- Edited by
- Kozo Yamamura
- Edited by
- Wolfgang Streeck
- Cornell Studies in Political Economy
- Cornell University Press
- Publication date
- Mar 27, 2003
- Product dimensions
- 152 x 229 x 22mm
Convergence or diversity? - stability and change in German and Japanese capitalism / Wolfgang Streeck and Kozo Yamamura; Germany and Japan - binding versus autonomy / Erica R. Gould and Stephen D. Krasner; Regional states - Japan and Asia, Germany in Europe / Peter J. Katzenstein; Germany and Japan in a new phase of capitalism / Kozo Yamamura; The embedded innovation systems of Germany and Japan / Robert Boyer; The future of nationally embedded capitalism / Kathleen Thelen and Ikuo Kume; Transformation and interaction / Ulrich Jeurgens; From banks to markets / Sigurt Vitols; Corporate governance in Germany and Japan / Gregory Jackson; The re-organization of organized capitalism / Steven K. Vogel; Competitive party democracy and political-economic reform in Germany and Japan / Herbert Kitschelt.