108 The Future of Democratic Capitalism I: Structural Change and the Politics of Adjustment

Wednesday, June 26, 2013: 9:00 AM-10:45 AM
C2.17 (Oudemanhuispoort)
This is a panel proposal solicited by Jonas Pontusson. More than a decade has gone by since the publication of Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism (CUP 1999), which took stock of major economic challenges advanced industrial democracies faced, as well as the ways political and economic elites understood and dealt with them. But capitalism and democracy have not stood still in what now may be more appropriately termed postindustrial capitalism. The papers in this panel are part of a collective effort (ongoing book project) to reassess the politics of postindustrial capitalism in the light of the theoretical and empirical progress the discipline has made over the past decade or so. They take stock of two major structural challenges capitalist societies have been confronted with recently, namely changes in the household structures and the labor markets (papers by Oesch and Esping-Andersen), and they propose a conceptualization of how governments, parties and economic interests adjust to the implications of these structural challenges (papers by Beramendi et al. and Hassel).
Silja Häusermann
David Rueda
The politics of post-industrial capitalism: a synthesis
Pablo Beramendi, Duke University; Silja Häusermann, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Herbert Kitschelt, Duke University; Hanspeter Kriesi, European University Institute
Trade Unions and the Future of Democratic Capitalism
Anke Hassel, Hertie School of Governance
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