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Governance of the American Economy

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Part of Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences

Leon N. Lindberg, John L. Campbell, J. Rogers Hollingsworth, Kenneth N. Bickers, Robert Dawson Kennedy Jr, Christoph Scherrer, Brigitte Young, John Portz, Patricia J. Arnold
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  • Date Published: May 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521402576

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  • In this tightly edited volume, a single theoretical framework is developed to explain institutional transformation in the governance of the U.S. economy in the twentieth century, and this framework is applied to case studies of eight American industries in various sectors: telecommunications, nuclear energy, railroads, steel automobiles, dairies, meatpacking, and hospitals. By "governance" the contributors refer to the systems of rules, procedures and norms that define ownership and control the means of production, govern transactions and determine the efficiency with which resources and information are allocated. An important new evolutionary model of the governance transformation process emerges, and a new perspective on the role of the state is developed, which argues that the volume addresses questions about the governance of capitalist economies in general.

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    "...persons working in this area should carefully read the book. The volume's conceptual apparatus may be precisely what they need to generate insights about their research topic." Alan Stone, American Political Science Review

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    • Date Published: May 1991
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521402576
    • length: 476 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 161 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.776kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 12 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    List of figures
    List of tables
    Part I. Conceptual and Historical Foundations:
    1. Economic governance and the analysis of structural change in the American economy Leon N. Lindberg, John L. Campbell and J. Rogers Hollingsworth
    2. The logic of coordinating American manufacturing sectors J. Rogers Hollingsworth
    Part II. Empirical Studies of Governance of the American Transformations in the United States:
    3. Transformations in the governance of the American telecommunications industry Kenneth N. Bickers
    4. Contradictions of governance in the nuclear energy sector John L. Campbell
    5. The statist evolution of rail governance in the United States, 1830–1986 Robert Dawson Kennedy Jr
    6. Governance of the steel industry: what caused the disintegration of the oligopoly? Christoph Scherrer
    7. Governance of the automobile industry: the transformation of labour and and supplier relations Christoph Scherrer
    8. The dairy industry: form yeomanry to the institutionalization of multilateral governance Brigitte Young
    9. Economic governance and the American meatpacking industry John Portz
    10. The invisible hand in healthcare: the rise of financial markets in the US hospital industry Patricia J. Arnold
    Part III. Theoretical Evaluation of the Empirical Cases:
    11. The evolution of governance regimes John L. Campbell and Leon N. Lindberg
    12. The state and the organization of economic activity Leon N. Lindberg and John L. Campbell

  • Editors

    John L. Campbell, Harvard University, Massachusetts

    J. Rogers Hollingsworth, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Leon N. Lindberg, University of Wisconsin, Madison


    Leon N. Lindberg, John L. Campbell, J. Rogers Hollingsworth, Kenneth N. Bickers, Robert Dawson Kennedy Jr, Christoph Scherrer, Brigitte Young, John Portz, Patricia J. Arnold

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