‘Varieties of Capitalism’ and the Greek case: explaining the constraints on domestic reform?
AbstractComparisons of national economic performance or of welfare provision often seek to explain these by reference to the crucial distinguishing structural conditions of each domestic system, grouping countries into relevant typologies. In this context, Greece often stands as something of an exception to the dominant typologies or is simply left out. This paper seeks to partially fill this gap, trying to identify a Greek model/regime by looking into the literatures on neo-corporatism, varieties of capitalism and welfare regimes. To do so, it seeks to evaluate and explain the fate of domestic reform initiatives. Despite the fact that successive governments have expressed a will to enact domestic reforms, Greece’s performance in adopting reforms consistent, for example, with the Lisbon Agenda has been notably poor. Through this discussion, the paper derives a general hypothesis concerning Greece’s problems of ‘reform capacity’, in relation to the Lisbon Agenda.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Hellenic Observatory, LSE in its series GreeSE – Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe with number 11.
Date of creation: Feb 2008
Date of revision:
Contact details of provider:
Postal: Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Phone: +44 (020) 7405 7686
Web page: http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/hellenicObservatory/
More information through EDIRC
Lisbon Agenda; structural reform; Greek exceptionalism; varieties of capitalism; reform capacity.;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-09-13 (All new papers)
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Amable, Bruno, 1999. "Institutional complementarity and diversity of social systems of innovation and production," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Economic Change and Employment FS I 99-309, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Vassilis Monastiriotis).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.