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How institutions evolve: the political economy of skills in Germany, Britain, the United States, and Japan

By: Thelen, Kathleen.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics. Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2004Description: xv, 333 p.ISBN: 9780521546744.Subject(s): Employees - Training of - Europe - Case studies | Employees - Training of - United States - Case studies | Employees - Training of - Japan - Case studies | Occupational training - Europe - Case studies | Occupational training - United States - Case studies | Occupational training - Japan - Case studiesDDC classification: 331.2592 Summary: Kathleen Thelen explains the historical origins of important cross-national differences in four countries (Germany, Britain, the United States and Japan), and also provides a theory of institutional change over time. The latter is considered a frontier issue in institutionalist analysis, of which there are several varieties emerging from economics, political science, and sociology. Thelen's study contributes to the literature on the political economy of the developed democracies that focuses on different institutional arrangements defining distinctive models of capitalism.
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Kathleen Thelen explains the historical origins of important cross-national differences in four countries (Germany, Britain, the United States and Japan), and also provides a theory of institutional change over time. The latter is considered a frontier issue in institutionalist analysis, of which there are several varieties emerging from economics, political science, and sociology. Thelen's study contributes to the literature on the political economy of the developed democracies that focuses on different institutional arrangements defining distinctive models of capitalism.

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