Beyond The Regulation Approach
Putting Capitalist Economies in their Place
Bob Jessop, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK and Ngai-Ling Sum, Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University, UKWinner of the EAEPE Gunnar Myrdal Prize
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This book presents a detailed and critical account of the regulation approach in institutional and evolutionary economics. Offering both a theoretical commentary and a range of empirical examples, it identifies the successes and failures of the regulation approach as an explanatory theory, and proposes new guidelines for its further development.
Contents: Preface Introduction Part I: On the Regulation Approach 1. Early Regulation Approaches in Retrospect and Prospect 2. Fordism and Post-Fordism 3. Fordism, Post-Fordism and the Capitalist State Part II: Applications and Critical Appreciations of the RA 4. Neo-Conservative Regimes and the Transition to Post-Fordism 5. A Regulationist Re-reading of East Asian Newly Industrializing Economies: From Peripheral Fordism to Exportism 6. A Regulationist Perspective on the Asian ‘Crisis’ and After Part III: Developing the Regulation Approach 7. Regenerating the Regulation Approach 8. Bringing Governance into Capitalist Regulation 9. Rescaling Regulation and Governance in a Global Age Part IV: Moving Beyond the Regulation Approach 10. Critical Realism and the Regulation Approach: A Dialogue 11. Rethinking Periodization After Fordism 12. Gramsci as a Proto- and Post-Regulation Theorist Conclusion: Putting Capitalist Economies in their Place Bibliography Index