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The hardship of nations : exploring the paths of modern capitalism


  • Benjamin Coriat

    (CEPN - Centre d'Economie de l'Université Paris Nord (ancienne affiliation) - UP13 - Université Paris 13 - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Geneviève Schméder

    (CEPN - Centre d'Economie de l'Université Paris Nord (ancienne affiliation) - UP13 - Université Paris 13 - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Pascal Petit

    (CEPN - Centre d'Economie de l'Université Paris Nord (ancienne affiliation) - UP13 - Université Paris 13 - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


After more than two decades of widespread hardship for most nations, what are the different paths available for them to resume steady growth and welfare? Will they actually succeed in building new growth models that meet the challenges of the present phase of internationalisation? This book attempts to answer these questions by analysing different perspectives and discussing the conditions for new national growth trajectories to emerge . The book provides conceptual tools for characterising alternative growth regimes by analysing their institutional backgrounds and political context. Unlike standard convergence theories , the authors argue that the diversity of capitalism is likely to persist as national economies adapt in specific ways to the forces of globalisation.

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  • Benjamin Coriat & Geneviève Schméder & Pascal Petit, 2006. "The hardship of nations : exploring the paths of modern capitalism," Post-Print hal-00122735, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00122735
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