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The Czech Republic and the Varieties of Capitalism Approach. Edition No. 1
- ID: 1894157
- May 2010
- Region: Czech Republic
- 108 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
Modern capitalism is not singular. There are varieties of capitalism in the contemporary world. This book aims to apply the Varieties of Capitalism approach developed by Hall and Soskice (2001) to the case of the Czech Republic and ascertain whether the Czech market economy is approaching a liberal or a coordinated ideal type defined by these authors. At the same time, such findings might provide an answer to whether the Varieties of Capitalism approach designed for advanced industrialized economies is fully applicable for analysis of a post-socialist country that underwent a complicated process of economic and institutional transformation. The book is highly recommended to all readers who are interested in new institutionalism, especially actor- centered one, and in contemporary situation in the Czech Republic in five fields analyzed by the Varieties of Capitalism approach – an industrial relations sphere, a vocational training and education sphere, a corporate governance sphere, an employees’ sphere, and an inter-firm relations sphere.
Lenka Klimplová, M.A., graduated in Sociology at Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Czech Republic, and in European Political Sociology at Dalarna University, Sweden. Now she works as a researcher at Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Masaryk University and teaches social policy and EU courses at Dalarna University.