Main question:_ is globalization fostering a process of structural and institutional convergence affecting all states – especially developed capitalist states? Or are different states not only maintaining but perhaps even reinforcing those distinct varieties of capitalism which they have evolved over time?
Summary: _Book is an exploration of how new political and economic challenges have affected advanced capitalist democracies in the 1980s and 1990s. Central argument is that while there has been substantial change in many of the domestic political economies of industrialized democracies since the 1980s, there still is a great deal of diversity in how those political economies have changed across the industrialized democracies. Thus, industrialized democracies have not converged on a single type of capitalism, despite facing the common challenge of economic globalization. Three sections (various essays may be of interest, depending on your topic): i) treatments of the interface between international and domestic political economies; ii) snapshot of what the domestic political economies of the industrialized democracies look like today; iii) examination of the interplay between political parties and changing party systems in domestic political economic change since the 1980s