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The German Tradition of Organized Capitalism : Self-Government in the Coal Industry - Martin F. Parnell

The German Tradition of Organized Capitalism

Self-Government in the Coal Industry

Hardcover Published: 5th May 1994
ISBN: 9780198277613
Number Of Pages: 272

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Through a detailed examination of the German coal industry, Martin Parnell illustrates the historical evolution of the practice of industrial self-government and argues that historical continuities lie at the root of a full understanding of German capitalism. His study, which takes us from the eighteenth century to the present day, examines how intensive cooperation between state, management, private sector, and unions has shaped the industry both in growth and decline. He argues that it is Germany's strong tradition of industrial self-government that is the key institution characterizing the organization and functioning of the German political economy, uniting the politics of the dominant state role and the economics of industrial production. Parnell uses and develops the ideas of German economic historians, especially Abelshauser, whose influential work on the nineteenth-century origins of capitalist organization have recently begun to have a wide impact in translation. His work is a valuable contribution to the debate about the origins, forms, and future of German neo-corporatism.

Industry Reviews

`Full and well written account of the rise and decline of the German mining industry.' Anglo-German Review `It is a complex tale to tell, and Parnell leads the reader through its complexities with admirable clarity and understanding ... this is an exceedingly well-informed study which will provide the reader with an excellent insight into a major aspect of the framework, as well as some of the causes, of the success of the German post-war economy.' Business History `This work, which has a comprehensive bibliography and is well footnoted, is an excellent addition to Clarendon Press's series of books on Government-Industry relations and can be recommended to anyone interested in the development of the German political economy.' German Politics

Government-Industry Relationsp. ii
Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Notesp. 5
The German Hard-Coal Industry Before 1945p. 7
Coal, Capitalism, and the Statep. 9
The State, War, and Industryp. 39
Notesp. 59
Coal, Politics, and Industrial Continuityp. 65
The Rise Before the Fall, 1945-1957p. 80
Coal in Acute Crisis, 1958-1969p. 96
Twenty Years of Retrenchment, 1970-1990p. 129
Continuities in Sectoral Self-Governancep. 149
The German Tradition of Self-Regulationp. 151
Coal and Self-Governmentp. 174
Coal, Corporatism, and Labourp. 200
Conclusion: Coal and Contemporary Organized Capitalismp. 238
Bibliographyp. 241
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780198277613
ISBN-10: 019827761X
Series: Government-Industry Relations, 7
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 5th May 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5