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How Institutions Evolve The Political Economy of Skills in Germany, Britain, the United States and Japan

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ISBN-10: 0521546745

ISBN-13: 9780521546744

Edition: 2004

Authors: Kathleen Thelen, Peter Lange, Robert H. Bates, Ellen Comisso, Joel Migdal

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Kathleen Thelen explains the historical origins of important cross-national differences in four countries (Germany, Britain, the United States and Japan), and also provides a theory of institutional change over time. The latter is considered a frontier issue in institutionalist analysis, of which there are several varieties emerging from economics, political science, and sociology. Thelen's study contributes to the literature on the political economy of the developed democracies that focuses on different institutional arrangements defining distinctive models of capitalism.
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/6/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

The political economy of skills in comparative-historical perspective
The evolution of skill formation in Germany
The evolution of skill formation in Britain
The evolution of skill formation in Japan and the United States
Evolution and change in the German system of vocational training
Conclusions, empirical and theoretical