Varieties of Capitalism, Varieties of Approaches

  • David Coates

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Paradigms of Explanation

    1. David Coates
      Pages 1-25
  3. The Approaches Explained

  4. The Approaches Applied

  5. The Approaches Evaluated

  6. Conclusion: Choosing Between Paradigms — A Personal View

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 272-300

About this book


Though the emerging sub-discipline of comparative political economy is now rich in studies of different advanced capitalisms, it still lacks a systematic consideration of the organizing frameworks and methodologies underpinning those studies. This definitive volume outlines the two great debates currently shaping the analysis of advanced capitalism. It makes the case for a greater awareness of underlying theoretical issues in the design of empirical research, and demonstrates the value of exploring the interconnections between competing intellectual approaches.


capitalism economic growth economic policy growth political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • David Coates
    • 1
  1. 1.Wake Forest UniversityUK

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