Readership: Scholars and students of Political Economy, EU Studies, Business Studies, Comparative Politics, and Public Policy; civil servants and policy-makers in the field of labour market policy
Georg Menz, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, Goldsmiths College, London
Review(s) from previous edition"An insightful analysis of how the single market actually affects businesses, unions, and governments and how responses to that impact vary cross-nationally. Based on exhaustive fieldwork, this original study sheds new light on how the process of European integration actually works "on the ground".
- Prof. Alberta Sbragia, University of Pittsburgh
"...Georg Menz's thorough analysis provides very interesting insights into the development of the Single Market.
" - Alexandre Afonso, Swiss Political Science Review
"The publication of this book will mark a major step forward in our understanding of the contemporary development of the European political economy... More than this, the author succeeds in engaging with, and subjecting to critique, a series of assumptions underpinning existing analyses of the transformation of European capitalist systems. In doing so, we obtain a new understanding of the extent to which national "varieties of European capitalism" can maintain their distinctiveness in the face of new forces for regulatory reform coming from the EU supranational level.
" - Prof. Martin Rhodes, European University Institute
1: European Liberalization, National Varieties of Capitalism, and Re-Regulation
2: Europeanization Meets Organized Capitalism
3: The Institutional Power of Unions and Employers
4: National Response Strategies to Transnational Challenges: Developments in France, Germany, and Austria
5: Response Strategies Elsewhere in Northern Europe and a Comparison of the Response Capacity of National Models
6: Implications and Conclusion
Appendix A: Industrial Relations in Europe
Appendix B: A Discussion of the Two Institutionalist Approaches and a Detailed Introduction to the Hypotheses Derived From Them