Globalization and Varieties of Capitalism: New Labour, Economic Policy and the Abject State

Hardcover | August 21, 2009

byD. Coffey, C. Thornley

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This book is a study of Britain as a capitalism poised between American and European models. It explores themes of legitimation, denial and opportunism via a series of substantial case studies framed by a reinterpretation of Thatcherism’s economic contexts and a critical assessment of New Labour.

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This book is a study of Britain as a capitalism poised between American and European models. It explores themes of legitimation, denial and opportunism via a series of substantial case studies framed by a reinterpretation of Thatcherism’s economic contexts and a critical assessment of New Labour.

DAN COFFEY is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Leeds University Business School, UK, and has research interests in global political economy, state economic policy, and the social construction of production systems. He publishes in a range of journals and is author of a recent major study of the world auto industry.CAROLE THORNLEY is Se...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:August 21, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Globalization and Capitalism Unleashed: The Travails of Labour * The Commanding State: The Politics of Competitiveness * The Self-Effacing State: Private Services Required * The Self-Deceiving State: The Model Employer Myth * New Ways or the Abject State * The End of Things: The Great Financial Crisis * Strange Days * References * Name and Subject Index