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Governance of the American Economy : Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences - John L. Campbell

Governance of the American Economy

Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences

By: John L. Campbell (Editor), J. Rogers Hollingsworth (Editor), Leon N. Lindberg (Editor), Mark Granovetter (Editor)

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Published: 21st October 1991
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In this book, nine scholars representing various perspectives examine institutions that govern economic activity in the United States and the dramatic changes they have undergone since the late nineteenth century. They investigate how and why these changes occurred and continue to occur as markets become more volatile, technology changes and international competition becomes more intense. They also address general questions about the governance of capitalist economies by considering several governance mechanisms such as markets, bureaucratic hierarchies, associations and informal networks and by exploring how such mechanisms emerge to coordinate economic activity and affect economic performance. The first part of the book describes the important characteristics of these organisational forms and provides an overview of institutional development in the US economy. The second part includes case studies of the institutional development of eight economic sectors. Finally, based on data from these case studies, the third part of the book tests competing theories of institutional change in capitalism, develops a new evolutionary model of the change process, and offers an original analysis of how the state influences this process.

"...persons working in this area should carefully read the book. The volume's conceptual apparatus may be precisely what they need to generate insights about their research topic." Alan Stone, American Political Science Review

List of contributors
List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Conceptual and Historical Foundations
Economic governance and the analysis of structural change in the American economy
The logic of coordinating American manufacturing sectors
Empirical Studies of Governance of the American Transformations in the United States
Transformations in the governance of the American telecommunications industry
Contradictions of governance in the nuclear energy sector
The statist evolution of rail governance in the United States, 1830G++1986
Governance of the steel industry: what caused the disintegration of the oligopoly?
Governance of the automobile industry: the transformation of labour and and supplier relations
The dairy industry: form yeomanry to the institutionalization of multilateral governance
Economic governance and the American meatpacking industry
The invisible hand in healthcare: the rise of financial markets in the US hospital industry
Theoretical Evaluation of the Empirical Cases
The evolution of governance regimes
The state and the organization of economic activity
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521408271
ISBN-10: 052140827X
Series: Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 21st October 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.69