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Introduction

Bruno Amable

in The Diversity of Modern Capitalism

Published in print December 2003 | ISBN: 9780199261130
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602474 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019926113X.003.0001
 Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with an analysis of the economic performance and models of capitalism in Europe, Japan, and the USA. It discusses the difficulties of comparative institutional analysis, institutions as the expression of political compromise, five models of capitalism, empirical investigation of the diversity of capitalism, and institutional change and political strategies in Europe. An overview of the chapters in this volume is presented.

Keywords: capitalism; institutional change; Japan; USA; Europe; economic performance

Chapter.  10501 words. 

Subjects: Economic Systems

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