134 The Future of Democratic Capitalism II: Inequality, Macro-Economic Policy and Distributive Outcomes

Wednesday, June 26, 2013: 11:00 AM-12:45 PM
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 investigate the possibilities and constraints of government strategies in dealing with macroeconomic policy (Soskice/Iversen) and reactions to the crisis (Pontusson) in the context of contemporary capitalism. They also focus on outcomes of the politics of post-industrial capitalism, by addressing issues of inequality (Beramendi), dualization and distributive outcomes (Rueda/Wibbels) and subjective well-being (Anderson/Hecht).

Pablo Beramendi
Anke Hassel
Inequality, Taxation, and Sovereignty
Pablo Beramendi, Duke University
The Distributive Origins and Consequences of Dualization
David Rueda, University of Oxford; Erik Wibbels, Duke University
Decommodification and the Political Economy of Subjective Well-Being
Jason Hecht, Cornell; Chris Anderson, Cornell
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