New approaches to political economy

Amable, Bruno, Regan, Aidan, Avdagic, Sabina, Baccaro, Lucio, Pontusson, Jonas and Van der Zwan, Natasha (2019) New approaches to political economy. Socio-Economic Review. pp. 1-27. ISSN 1475-1461

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Abstract

The discussion on ‘New Approaches to Political Economy (PE)’ gives us a state-of- the-art overview of the main theoretical and conceptual developments within the concept of political economy. Thereby, it invites us to broaden our knowledge re- garding manifold novel approaches, which make use of more complex methods to study the less stable, less predictable, but faster changing realities of smaller or big- ger geographical regions. In this discussion forum, Amable takes a closer look on the nature of ‘conflict’ as well as the relationship between conflict and institutional change or stability. After stressing the relevance of comparative capitalism in gen- eral, Regan also zooms in on the political conflicts in comparative political economy from three different perspectives (electoral politics, organized interest groups and business-state elites), where he finds new avenues, tensions and research agendas are opening up. From a different perspective, Avdagic reviews the broad develop- ments in the field of political economy with respect to the supply and demand side of redistributive policy. Thereafter, Baccaro and Pontusson sketch an alternative ‘growth model perspective’, which puts demand and distribution at the center of the analysis. Finally, Van der Zwan analyses the usefulness of financialization studies for the study of (comparative) political economy.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Depositing User: Sabina Avdagic
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2019 11:04
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 12:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/84331

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