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Types of Political Economy

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines different types of political economy in order to explain the differences among market-oriented rich democracies and the occasional areas of divergence. It delineates three types ... More


Globalization: Does It Subvert Job Security, Labor Standards, and the Welfare State?

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter investigates the impact of globalization on job security, labor standards, and the welfare state. It shows that neither the flow of capital and labor across national boundaries nor the ... More


Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Harold Wilensky

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This work, the culmination of 30 years of systematic, comprehensive comparison of 19 rich democracies, answers two basic questions: What is distinctly modern about modern societies—in what ways are ... More


Are Political Parties declining?: An Analysis of National Variation in Dealignment

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter addresses the party decline and analyzes the national variation in dealignment of political parties. It examines whether party decline is peculiarly American or a tendency common to all ... More


Risk and Safety: American Mayhem in Comparative Perspective

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses risk and safety in the U.S. and compares them with those in other rich democracies. It investigates the reasons behind the high crime rate in the U.S. and attempts to explain ... More


Types of Political Economy, Regulatory Regimes, and the Environment

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the national differences in reducing environmental threats in nineteenth rich democracies. The available data suggest that types of political economy and public policies are ... More


Bureaucratic Efficiency and Bloat

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the relationship between bureaucratic efficiency and bloat and the expansion of the welfare state. It proposes two crude measures of efficiency and of bureaucratic bloat to test ... More


The Great American Job Creation Machine In Comparative Perspective

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines job creation in the U.S. and compares it with those of the eighteen other rich democracies. It attempts to explain why some countries created more jobs than other countries and ... More


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