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Introduction

Georg Menz

in Varieties of Capitalism and Europeanization

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199551033
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191701573 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551033.003.0006
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses Capitalism and Europeanization. Europeanization is conceived of as a top-down process that is implemented at and adjusted to the national level. However, it can also be conditioned to be a bottom-up national initiative. Recent endeavors in a comparative political economy have emphasized the resilience of coordinated market economies. Detailed empirical studies have examined how different European systems of political-economic governance cope with and respond to an European impetus for liberalization.

Keywords: capitalism; Europeanization; political economy; market; liberalization

Chapter.  1118 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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