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Regulation Theory And The Crisis Of Capitalism

Regulation Theory And The Crisis Of Capitalism

Bob Jessop

Edited by Bob Jessop, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK

Five volume set 2001 2,832 pp Hardback 978 1 85898 279 3

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‘There is no doubt that this huge work will be taken as an essential point of reference in radical political economy, and for all social scientists who concern themselves with capitalist crisis. It should surely find its way into all good social science libraries.’
– James Smith, The Spokesman

This five-volume collection (with individual volumes available separately) provides a comprehensive overview of the regulation approach to capitalism and its crisis-tendencies. Edited by a major British contributor to the approach, the collection includes not only key theoretical and empirical works from leading French regulationists but also representative work from other regulation schools and scholars. It also includes major critiques of the approach. Topics covered include regulationist approaches to the labour process, accumulation regimes (especially Fordism and post-Fordism), modes of social regulation, forms of state intervention, and the crisis tendencies of capitalism. Contributions cover different periods and different countries as well as different sectors and the changing global economy as a whole. The set includes both pioneer works and recent theoretical innovations and also explores the links between regulationism and other approaches, such as institutionalism, radical geography, critical discourse analysis, and feminism. This collection will be an essential reference work in institutional and evolutionary economics, in radical political economy, and in all social science disciplines concerned with capitalism and its crisis-tendencies.

Contents
97 articles, dating from 1978 to 1999 Contributors include: M. Aglietta, R. Boyer, R. Brenner, D. Gordon, J. Hirsch, J. Jenson, A. Lipietz, L. McDowell, J. Peck, M. Reich

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‘Regulation Theory and the Crisis of Capitalism provides a comprehensive survey of the relevant literature on the topic. The collection is an essential reference wok in critical political economy. It is a more than useful starting point for those who wish to combine sociological analysis with a sound theoretical notion of contemporary capitalism.’
– Max Koch, International Journal of Contemporary Sociology

‘There is no doubt that this huge work will be taken as an essential point of reference in radical political economy, and for all social scientists who concern themselves with capitalist crisis. It should surely find its way into all good social science libraries.’
– James Smith, The Spokesman

This five-volume collection (with individual volumes available separately) provides a comprehensive overview of the regulation approach to capitalism and its crisis-tendencies. Edited by a major British contributor to the approach, the collection includes not only key theoretical and empirical works from leading French regulationists but also representative work from other regulation schools and scholars. It also includes major critiques of the approach. Topics covered include regulationist approaches to the labour process, accumulation regimes (especially Fordism and post-Fordism), modes of social regulation, forms of state intervention, and the crisis tendencies of capitalism. Contributions cover different periods and different countries as well as different sectors and the changing global economy as a whole. The set includes both pioneer works and recent theoretical innovations and also explores the links between regulationism and other approaches, such as institutionalism, radical geography, critical discourse analysis, and feminism. This collection will be an essential reference work in institutional and evolutionary economics, in radical political economy, and in all social science disciplines concerned with capitalism and its crisis-tendencies.

Full table of contents

Contents:
Volume I: The Parisian Regulation School
Acknowledgements
Series Preface Bob Jessop
Introduction Bob Jessop
PART I BACKGROUND AND GENERAL PRESENTATION
1. Alain Lipietz (1987), ‘Rebel Sons: the Regulation School – An Interview with Alain Lipietz conducted by Jane Jenson’
2. Robert Boyer (1990), ‘Introduction to the English-Language Edition’
3. Alain Lipietz (1993), ‘From Althusserianism to "Regulation Theory"’
PART II SOME EARLY WORKS
4. Michel Aglietta (1978), ‘Phases of US Capital Expansion’
5. Mike Davis (1978), ‘"Fordism" in Crisis: A Review of Michael Aglietta’s "Régulation et crises: L’expérience des États-unis"’
6. Robert Boyer (1979), ‘Wage Formation in Historical Perspective: The French Experience’
7. Robert Delorme (1984), ‘A New View on the Economic Theory of the State: A Case Study of France’
8. Alain Lipietz (1982), ‘Towards Global Fordism?’
9. Alain Lipietz (1988), ‘Accumulation, Crises, and Ways Out: Some Methodological Reflections on the Concept of "Regulation"’
10. Alain Noël (1987), ‘Accumulation, Regulation, and Social Change: An Essay on French Political Economy’
PART III COMMENTARIES AND CRITIQUES
11. Michel De Vroey (1984), ‘A Regulation Approach Interpretation of Contemporary Crisis’
12. Richard Barbrook (1990), ‘Mistranslations: Lipietz in London and Paris’
13. Robert Brenner and Mark Glick (1991), ‘The Regulation Approach: Theory and History’
14. Robert Albritton (1995), ‘Regulation Theory: A Critique’
15. Adam Tickell and Jamie A. Peck (1992), ‘Accumulation, Regulation and the Geographies of Post-Fordism: Missing Links in Regulationist Research’
Name Index

Volume II: European and American Perspectives on Regulation
Acknowledgements
Series Preface Bob Jessop
Introduction Bob Jessop
PART I THE GRENOBLE SCHOOL
1. Gerard Destanne de Bernis (1990), ‘On a Marxist Theory of Regulation’
2. Gerard Destanne de Bernis (1988), ‘Propositions for an Analysis of the Crisis’
PART II SOCIAL STRUCTURES OF ACCUMULATION
3. David M. Gordon (1980), ‘Stages of Accumulation and Long Economic Cycles’
4. Michael Reich (1997), ‘Social Structure of Accumulation Theory: Retrospect and Prospect’
PART III THE AMSTERDAM SCHOOL
5. Kees van der Pijl (1989), ‘Ruling Classes, Hegemony, and the State System: Theoretical and Historical Considerations’
6. Henk Overbeek (1989), ‘British Capitalism at the Crossroads’
PART IV THE GERMAN REGULATION APPROACH
7. Joachim Hirsch (1990), ‘Regulation Theory and Historical-Materialistic Social Theory. Remarks on a Shaky Yet Necessary Relationship’
8. Josef Esser and Joachim Hirsch (1989), ‘The Crisis of Fordism and the Dimensions of a "Postfordist" Regional and Urban Structure’
9. Juergen Haeusler and Joachim Hirsch (1989), ‘Political Regulation: The Crisis of Fordism and the Transformation of the Party System in West Germany’
PART V NORDIC MODELS
10. Lars Mjøset (1987), ‘Nordic Economic Policies in the 1970s and 1980s’
11. Lars Mjøset (1992), ‘The Nordic Model Never Existed, but Does it Have a Future?’
PART VI COMMENTARIES AND CRITIQUES
12. Bob Jessop (1990), ‘Regulation Theories in Retrospect and Prospect’
13. David M. Kotz (1990), ‘A Comparative Analysis of the Theory of Regulation and the Social Structure of Accumulation Theory’
14. Werner Bonefeld (1994), ‘Aglietta in England: Bob Jessop’s Contribution to the Regulation Approach’
15. Colin Hay (1994), ‘Werner in Wunderland, or Notes on a Marxism Beyond Pessimism and False Optimism’
16. Michael J. Webber and David L. Rigby (1996), ‘Competing Theories of Postwar Growth and Change’
Name Index

Volume III: Regulationist Perspectives on Fordism and Post-Fordism
Acknowledgements
Series Preface Bob Jessop
Introduction Bob Jessop
PART I INTRODUCTION TO KEY ISSUES AND APPROACHES
1. Mark J. Elam (1990), ‘Puzzling Out the Postfordist Debate: Technology, Markets and Institutions’
2. Bob Jessop (1992), ‘Fordism and Post-Fordism: A Critical Reformulation’
PART II THE ORIGINS OF THE FORDIST LABOUR PROCESS
3. Carl H.A. Dassbach (1991), ‘The Origins of Fordism: The Introduction of Mass Production and the Five-Dollar Wage’
4. Bruce Pietrykowski (1995), ‘Fordism at Ford: Spatial Decentralization and Labor Segmentation at the Ford Motor Company, 1920–1950’
5. Anson G. Rabinbach (1993), ‘Science, Work, and Worktime’
PART III THE CRISIS OF FORDISM
6. Robert Boyer (1987), ‘Labour Flexibilities: Many Forms, Uncertain Effects’
7. Annemieke J.M. Roobeek (1987), ‘The Crisis in Fordism and the Rise of a New Technological Paradigm’
8. Robert Boyer (1991), ‘The Eighties: The Search for Alternatives to Fordism’
9. Andrew Glyn (1990), ‘Productivity and the Crisis of Fordism’
10. Karel Williams, Tony Cutler, John Williams and Colin Haslam (1987), ‘The End of Mass Production?’
PART IV BEYOND FORDISM TO ...?
11. Horst Kern and Michael Schuman (1989), ‘New Concepts of Production in West German Plants’
12. Michael Schumann (1998), ‘New Concepts of Production and Productivity’
13. Heidi Gottfried (1995), ‘Developing Neo-Fordism: A Comparative Perspective’
14. Stephen Wood (1993), ‘The Japanization of Fordism’
15. Knuth Dohse, Ulrich Jürgens and Thomas Malsch (1985) ‘From "Fordism" to "Toyotism"? The Social Organization of the Labor Process in the Japanese Automobile Industry’
16. Danièle Leborgne and Alain Lipietz (1992), ‘Conceptual Fallacies and Open Questions on Post-Fordism’
17. Gaëtan Tremblay (1995), ‘The Information Society: From Fordism to Gatesism’
18. Sean Digiovanna (1996), ‘Industrial Districts and Regional Economic Development: A Regulation Approach’
PART V GENERAL REVIEWS
19. Andrew Sayer (1989), ‘Postfordism in Question’
20. Fiorenza Belussi and Francesco Garibaldo (1996), ‘Variety of Pattern of the Post-Fordist Economy: Why are the "Old Times" Still with Us and the "New Times" Yet to Come?’
21. Jamie Gough (1992), ‘Where’s the Value in "Post-Fordism"?’
22. Paul Hirst and Jonathan Zeitlin (1992), ‘Flexible Specialization versus Post-Fordism: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications’
Name Index

Volume IV: Country Studies
Acknowledgements
Series Preface Bob Jessop
Introduction Bob Jessop
PART I NORTH AMERICA
1. Victor D. Lippit (1997), ‘The Reconstruction of a Social Structure of Accumulation in the United States’
2. Jane Jenson (1990), ‘Representations in Crisis: The Roots of Canada’s Permeable Fordism’
PART II EUROPE
3. Otto Holman (1987–88), ‘Semiperipheral Fordism in Southern Europe: The National and International Context of Socialist-led Governments in Spain, Portugal, and Greece, in Historical Perspective’
4. Miguel Martinez Lucio and Paul Blyton (1995), ‘Constructing the Post-Fordist State? The Politics of Labour Market Flexibility in Spain’
5. Bob Jessop (1989), ‘Conservative Regimes and the Transition to Post-Fordism: The Cases of Great Britain and West Germany’
6. Jamie A. Peck and Adam Tickell (1992), ‘Local Modes of Social Regulation? Regulation Theory, Thatcherism and Uneven Development’
7. Winfried Ruigrok and Rob van Tulder (1996), ‘The Price of Diversity: Rival Concepts of Control as a Barrier to an EU Industrial Strategy’
PART III SOUTH AFRICA
8. Nicoli Nattrass (1992), ‘Profitability: The Soft Underbelly of South African Regulation/SSA Analysis’
9. Christian M. Rogerson (1991), ‘Beyond Racial Fordism: Restructuring Industry in the "New" South Africa’
PART IV JAPAN
10. Martin Kenney and Richard Florida (1988), ‘Beyond Mass Production: Production and the Labor Process in Japan’
11. Benjamin Coriat (1993), ‘Neither Pre- nor Post-Fordism: An Original and New Way of Managing the Labour Process’
12. Tatsuo Naruse (1991), ‘Taylorism and Fordism in Japan’
13. J.A. Peck and Y. Miyamachi (1993/1994), ‘What’s Ford Got To Do With It? Regulation Theory and Japanese Capitalism’
PART V OTHER EAST ASIAN SOCIETIES
14. Alice H. Amsden (1990), ‘Third World Industrialization: "Global Fordism" or a New Model?’
15. Ngai-Ling Sum (1998), ‘Theorizing Export-Oriented Economic Development in East Asian Newly-Industrializing Countries: A Regulationist Perspective’
16. Seongjin Jeong (1997), ‘The Social Structure of Accumulation in South Korea: Upgrading or Crumbling?’
PART VI SOCIALISM AND POST-SOCIALISM
17. Robert Boyer (1995), ‘The Great Transformation of Eastern Europe: A "Regulationist" Perspective’
18. Adrian Smith and Adam Swain (1998), ‘Regulating and Institutionalising Capitalisms: The Micro-foundations of Transformation in Eastern and Central Europe’
19. Ulrich Voskamp and Volker Wittke (1991), ‘Industrial Restructuring in the Former German Democratic Republic (GDR): Barriers to Adaptive Reform Become Downward Development Spirals’
Name Index

Volume V: Developments and Extensions
Acknowledgements
Series Preface Bob Jessop
Introduction Bob Jessop
PART I RECENT THEORETICAL INNOVATIONS
1. Robert Salais and Michael Storper (1992), ‘The Four "Worlds" of Contemporary Industry’
2. John Wilkinson (1997), ‘A New Paradigm for Economic Analysis? Recent Convergences in French Social Science and an Exploration of the Convention Theory Approach with a Consideration of its Application to the Analysis of the Agrofood System’
3. Joe Painter (1997), ‘Regulation, Regime, and Practice in Urban Politics’
PART II SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND IDENTITY POLITICS
4. Margit Mayer and Roland Roth (1995), ‘New Social Movements and the Transformation to Post-Fordist Society’
5. George Steinmetz (1994), ‘Regulation Theory, Post-Marxism, and the New Social Movements’
6. Jane Jenson (1991), ‘Thinking (a Feminist) History: The Regulation Approach as Theatre’
PART III SPACE AND SCALE
7. Frank Moulaert, Erik Swyngedouw and Patricia Wilson (1988), ‘Spatial Responses to Fordist and Post-Fordist Accumulation and Regulation’
8. Chris Collinge (1999), ‘Self-organisation of Society by Scale: A Spatial Reworking of Social Regulation Theory’
9. Erik Swyngedouw (1997), ‘Neither Global Nor Local: "Glocalization" and the Politics of Scale’
PART IV CITIES
10. Pierre Filion (1995), ‘Fordism, Post-Fordism and Urban Policy-Making: Urban Renewal in a Medium-Size Canadian City’
11. Myung-Rae Cho (1997), ‘Flexibilization Through Metropolis: The Case of Postfordist Seoul, Korea’
12. Neil Brenner (1999), ‘Globalisation as Reterritorialisation: The Re-scaling of Urban Governance in the European Union’
PART V GLOBALISATION
13. David M. Gordon (1988), ‘The Global Economy: New Edifice or Crumbling Foundations?’
14. Harriet Friedmann (1991), ‘New Wines, New Bottles: The Regulation of Capital on a World Scale’
15. Bob Jessop (1999), ‘Reflections on Globalisation and its (Il)logic(s)’
PART VI SOME EMERGING ISSUES
16. Alfredo C. Robles, Jr. (1995), ‘Global Governance and Political Economy: German and French Perspectives’
17. Bob Jessop (1995), ‘The Regulation Approach, Governance and Post-Fordism: Alternative Perspectives on Economic and Political Change?’
18. Mary Nolan (1990), ‘"Housework Made Easy": The Taylorized Housewife in Weimar Germany’s Rationalized Economy’
19. Philip Arestis and Eleni Paliginis (1995), ‘Fordism, Post-Fordism and Gender’
20. Alain Lipietz (1996), ‘Geography, Ecology, Democracy’
PART VII RECENT REVIEWS
21. Bob Jessop (1997), ‘Twenty Years of the (Parisian) Regulation Approach: The Paradox of Success and Failure at Home and Abroad’
22. Gordon MacLeod (1997), ‘Globalizing Parisian Thought-waves: Recent Advances in the Study of Social Regulation, Discourse, Politics, Discourse and Space’
Name Index



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