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Comparative Capitalisms of Western Europe - JMM672
Anglický název: Comparative Capitalisms of Western Europe
Zajišťuje: Katedra evropských studií (23-KZS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2017
Semestr: letní
Body: 6
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:1/1 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 15 / neurčen (15)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
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Garant: Mitchell Young, M.A., Ph.D.
Vyučující: Mitchell Young, M.A., Ph.D.
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mitchell Young, M.A., Ph.D. (26.09.2016)
Capitalism is often depicted as a singular economic regime, an ideal-type that countries adhere to more or less closely. This course challenges that view. We take as our starting point that there are different typologies and legitimate models of capitalism that vary according to institutional factors. These variations can be found and studied in different Western European countries by looking at the institutional endowments of those countries in several key areas: business and labor, education and training, the welfare state, and corporate governance and finance. The theoretical inspiration for the course comes from the literature on the varieties of capitalism (VoC), and we will use that theory and its key elements both as a subject of study and a jumping off point to frame our critical exploration. Upon achieving a firm grasp of what makes capitalism varied, we will then look more closely through this lens at different member states and their institutions in an attempt to understand their enabling and constraining effects and the way in which they enact different varieties of capitalism. We will also consider how this differentiation creates challenges for European integration more broadly.
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mitchell Young, M.A., Ph.D. (31.01.2019)

see Syllabus section for required literature

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mitchell Young, M.A., Ph.D. (31.01.2019)

The course is taught as a seminar. Student are responsible for presenting the readings and being prepared to comment on them each week.

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mitchell Young, M.A., Ph.D. (20.02.2019)

Presentations: 40%

Participation and weekly questions: 25%

Final Paper: 35% 

 

Grading scale: (A) excellent 100-90%, (B) very good 89-80%, (C) good 79-70%, (D) fair 69-60, (E) satisfactory 59-50, (F) unsatisfactory < 50

Students are allowed one excused absence. More than that will result in a grade reduction and possible failure of the course.

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mitchell Young, M.A., Ph.D. (31.01.2019)

Course Outline and Readings

Class 1: Introduction

Class 2: Models of Capitalism and the Welfare state

Arts and Gelissen (2002). Three worlds of welfare capitalism or more?

Crouch, C. (2005). Models of capitalism. New Political Economy10(4), 439-456.

Class 3: Globalization and pressures towards conformity?

Sapir, A. (2005). Globalisation and the Reform of European Social Models, Policy Contribution, Brussels, Bruegel Institute.

Hay, C. (2004). “Common Trajectories, Variable Paces, Divergent Outcomes? Models of European Capitalism under Conditions of Complex Interdependence”, Review of International Political Economy 11(2): 231-62.

Class 4: The Varieties of Capitalism theory

Hall, P. A. (2001). Varieties of capitalism. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. pp. 1-68

Schneider and Paunescu (2012) Changing varieties of capitalism and revealed comparative advantages from 1990 to 2005: a test of the Hall and Soskice claims

Class 5: Institutions I – Industrial Relations

Rubery (2010). 'Employment relations', in Morgan, G., Campbell, J., Crouch, C., Pedersen, O. K., & Whitley, R. (Eds.). The Oxford handbook of comparative institutional analysis. OUP Oxford.

Thelen, K. (2001). ‘Varieties of Labor Politics in the Developed Democracies’  in Hall and Soskice, eds., Varieties of Capitalism: 71-103.

Class 6: Institutions II – Education, Training, and Work Organization

Thelen, K. (2007). “Skill Formation and Training”, in Jones and Zeitlin, The Oxford Handbook of Business History, 559-80.

Arundel, A., Lorenz, E., Lundvall, B. Å., & Valeyre, A. (2007). How Europe's economies learn: a comparison of work organization and innovation mode for the EU-15. Industrial and corporate change16(6), 1175-1210.

Class 7: Institutions IV - Corporate Governance and Finance

Goyer, M. (2010). Corporate Governance in G., Campbell, J., Crouch, C., Pedersen, O. K., & Whitley, R. (Eds.). The Oxford handbook of comparative institutional analysis. OUP Oxford.

Vitols, S. (2001). Varieties of Corporate Governance: Comparing Germany and the UK. In Varieties of Capitalism, edited by P. Hall and D. Soskice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Class 8: Alternative Varieties I (France and Spain)

Schmidt (2003) French Capitalism transformed, yet still a third variety of capitalism, Economy and Society, 32:4

Molina and Rhodes (2007). The Political Economy of Adjustment in Mixed Market Economies: A Study of Spain in in Hancké, B., Rhodes, M., & Thatcher, M. (eds) Beyond varieties of capitalism: Conflict, contradictions, and complementarities in the European economy. Oxford University Press.

Classes 9: Alternative Varieties II (Denmark and CEE)

Campbell and Pedersen (2007) The Varieties of Capitalism and Hybrid Success Denmark in the Global Economy John L. Campbell

Nölke and Vliegenthart (2009) Enlarging the varieties of Capitalism the Emergence of Dependent Market Economies in East Central Europe

Classes 10: Adaptation and Change in National Models

Schnyder (2012) Like a phoenix from the ashes? Reassessing the transformation of the Swedish political economy since the 1970s, Journal of European Public Policy, 19:8

Jackson & Arndt Sorge (2012) The trajectory of institutional change in Germany, 1979–2009, Journal of European Public Policy, 19:8

Class 11: The EU’s effect on convergence and variety

Hassel, Knudsen and Wagner (2016) Winning the battle or losing the war: the impact of European integration on labour market institutions in Germany and Denmark

Prosser, T. (2017) Explaining Implementation through Varieties of Capitalism Theory: The Case of the Telework and Work-related Stress Agreements

Class 12: Moving forward with or beyond VoC theory?

Hancké, B., Rhodes, M., & Thatcher, M. (2008). Introduction: Beyond varieties of capitalism in Hancké, B., Rhodes, M., & Thatcher, M. (eds) Beyond varieties of capitalism: Conflict, contradictions, and complementarities in the European economy. Oxford University Press.

Hall, P. (2017) Varieties of capitalism in light of the euro crisis

 
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