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    DescriptionThis book picks up where Karl Polanyi's study of economic and political change left off. Building upon Polanyi's conception of the double movement, Blyth analyzes the two periods of deep seated institutional change that characterized the twentieth century: the 1930s and the 1970s. Blyth views both sets of changes as part of the same dynamic. In the 1930s labor reacted against the exigencies of the market and demanded state action to mitigate the market's effects by 'embedding liberalism.' In the 1970s, those who benefited least from such 'embedding' institutions, namely business, reacted against these constraints and sought to overturn that institutional order. Blyth demonstrates the critical role economic ideas played in making institutional change possible. Great Transformations rethinks the relationship between uncertainty, ideas, and interests, achieving profound new insights on how, and under what conditions, institutional change takes place.

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    Great Transformations
    Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century
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    By (author) Mark Blyth
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 298
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521010528
    ISBN 10: 0521010527

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    16 September 2002
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    'Great Transformations is a significant book in at least two ways. First, it extends academic debate about the causes of change in wealthy capitalist countries in important ways ... Second, and more important, Great Transformations dissects profound changes in the state that leave many millions of individuals much more vulnerable ... Those hostile to granting ideas a role in political explanation will have to engage with Blyth's framework, the mark of an important scholarly work.' West European Politics
    Table of contents
    Part I. Theory: 1. Karl Polanyi and institutional change; 2. A theory of institutional change; Part II. Cases: 3. Building American embedded liberalism; 4. Building Swedish embedded liberalism; 5. Disembedding liberalism: ideas to break a bargain; 6. Disembedding liberalism in the United States; 7. Disembedding liberalism in Sweden; Part III: 8. Conclusions.