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In Search of Stability : Explorations in Historical Political Economy - Charles S. Maier

In Search of Stability

Explorations in Historical Political Economy


Published: 29th January 1988
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In Search of Stability: Explorations in Historical Political Economy ponders the issue of how Western industrial societies overcame major challenges to political and economic stability in the twentieth century. Successive essays ask: what ideological messages did American influence transmit to Europe after World War I, then again after World War II? Did Nazis and Italian fascists share an economic ideology or impose a unique economic system in the interwar period and during World War II? How do their accomplishments stack up comparatively against those of the liberal democracies? After 1945, what was the relationship between concepts of productivity and class division? How have the major experiences of twentieth-century inflation arisen out of class and interest-group rivalry? Most generally, what has been the representation of interests in capitalist political economies?

"Maier has brought together a number of his essays, illuminating a common theme with a powerful central analytical intelligence." Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Introduction: political economy and history
Ideology and Economics from World War I to Midcentury
Society as factory
The economics of fascism and Nazism
The politics of productivity
The two postwar eras and the conditions for stability in twentieth-century Western Europe
Collective Preferences and Public Outcomes
The politics of inflation in the twentieth century
'Fictitious bonds ... of wealth and law': on the theory and practice of interest representation
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ISBN: 9780521230018
ISBN-10: 0521230012
Series: Cambridge Studies in Modern Political Economies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 29th January 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.62