Title:emecon 1 2010 Iankova
Author: Elena A. Iankova
Description:Scholars have long ago recognized different types of capitalism, and different criteria/variables have been used as the basis for comparison across countries, such as variation in their economic and political institutions. In addition, different actors and inter-actor relationships have been selected as the center of comparative analysis (the state, trade unions/working class, business/firm, civil society/third/NGO sector). In the second half of the 20th century, several theoretical perspectives were developed to analyze and compare capitalist economies and societies, and they were all a specific response to the economic problems of their time (Hall and Soskice, 2001). Some of these theoretical approaches to comparative capitalism became widely used to analyze variation in Central and Eastern Europe’s (CEE’s) emerging capitalism. Especially prominent among those were the neo-corporatism approach in the 1990s, and the (extended) varieties of capitalism approach since the early 2000s.
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