Towards a New Economic Order

Towards a New Economic Order : Post-Fordism, Democracy and Ecology

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An introduction to what has become known as "regulation theory" in political economics. Lipietz analyzes the "Fordist" model of economic development dominant in the postwar years and shows how it can be seen to account for the political and economic crisis of the last decades of the 20th century. Drawing on examples from the recent history of Europe, the Third World and North America, Lipietz argues that there are two intersecting economic reasons for the crisis - the changing international economy and the experience of reaching the limits of Fordist forms of production. In doing so, he charts the responses of governments and businesses to the weaknesses of fordism and their proposals for a post-Fordist more

Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 440g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 0745608655
  • 9780745608655

Table of contents

The Fordist compromise; the end of the golden age; what should be done?; the impasses of Liberal-productivism; the ecological crisis; time for the alternative; towards a new wages pact; the growth of free time; the welfare community; a non-aggressive international economic order; the alternative - a project for more