With socialism apparently a speck (or specter) on the horizon, what dominates capitalist discussions now is how best to restructure national/regional capitalisms into their most competitive form. These 63 reprints of articles from numerous books and from such journals as New Left Review and Journal of Social History are organized into 12 sections addressing typologies of national systems and sub- systems, Japanese capitalism, East Asian industrialization, German and Swedish models, European welfare capitalism, and the liberal capitalisms of the US and UK.
Articles include Barbara Stallings and Wolfgang Streeck on conflicting capitalisms in the US, Europe, and the UK- Alice Amsden on third world industrialization- and David Coates focuses on the UK in models of capitalism in the new world order. Each volume carries its own introduction and index of persons names. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR