Capital, The State And Labour

Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Capital, the State and Labour explores these transformations in eight countries or regions – the OECD, Eastern Europe, Brazil, South Korea, China, India, Malaysia and Japan – to examine the causes of this change and the likely prospects for the future. Throughout this volume, the emphasis is on production systems and their relationship to macroeconomic dynamics such as wage formation and the use of productivity gains. The authors examine the demise of Taylorized systems and Fordist macroeconomic regimes. In addition to the eight case studies, this volume features an introductory chapter by the editors and a concluding chapter by Alain Lipietz.

Table of contents
  1. 1. Introduction
    Juliet B. Schor and Jong-Il You
  2. 2. Capital-Labour Relations in OECD Countries: From the Fordist Golden Age to Contrasted National Trajectories
    Robert Boyer
  3. 3. Cooperative Employment Relations and Japanese Economic Growth
    William Lazonick
  4. 4. Changing Capital-Labour Relations in South Korea
    Jong-Il You
  5. 5. ‘New Unionism’ Among Capital, Labour and the State in Brazil
    Edward J. Amadeo and José Márcio Camargo
  6. 6. Capital, the State and Labour in Malaysia
    K. S. Jomo
  7. 7. Capital, Labour and the Indian State
    J. Mohan Rao
  8. 8. After a Dark Golden Age: Eastern Europe
    Janos Köllö
  9. 9. Reform and System Change in China
    Carl Riskin
  10. 10. Capital-Labour Relations at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century
    Alan Lipietz
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'This book is certainly a thought-provoking and interesting collection.' - Paul Bowles, Review of Radical Political Economics

'This is most certainly a valuable addition to any library, and for those considering comparative industrialization or comparative industrial relations it is worth the investment.' - Keith Grint, Reviewing Sociology

'There is much in the volume to inform discussion of alternative capitalisms, and it presents a serious challenge to the conservative laissez-faire doctrine which presently dominates the political agenda in the West – especially the US and the UK. Its careful reading is recommended.' - Barry Wilkinson, Asia Pacific Business Review