Social Structure of Accumulation Theory


Social Structure of Accumulation Theory

9781783472918 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by the late Terrence McDonough, formerly Emeritus Professor of Economics, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland and Honorary Professor of Political Economy, University of Sydney, Australia, David M. Kotz, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, US and Distinguished Professor, School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China and Michael Reich, Chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics and Professor of Economics, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California at Berkeley, US
Publication Date: November 2014 ISBN: 978 1 78347 291 8 Extent: 2,016 pp
In this two-volume set, the editors present seminal articles by leading SSA scholars describing the development of SSA Theory and its wider application.

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In this two-volume set, the editors present seminal articles by leading SSA scholars describing the development of SSA Theory and its wider application. The first volume offers an introduction to SSA theory and covers the historical context, the founding documents of the approach, subsequent theoretical and empirical developments, the relationship between SSA theory and related approaches, and an introduction to the work of Bowles, Gordon and Weisskopf on the rise and demise of the postwar SSA. The second volume examines extensions to the SSA literature: applying SSA analysis to countries outside the United States, placing the history of a wider range of institutions within an SSA framework and current use of SSA analysis.

The editors’ comprehensive original introduction illuminates the state of SSA Theory up to the present and considers its future applications. These volumes will be a major reference work for SSA theory for many years to come.

72 articles, dating from 1973 to 2013
Contributors include: S. Bowles, D. Brady, D.M. Gordon, B. Harriss-White, P.A. O’Hara, H. Prechel, W. I. Robinson, W.K. Tabb, T.E. Weisskopf, R. Went


Volume I


Introduction Terrence McDonough, David M. Kotz and Michael Reich

1. Terrence McDonough (2007), ‘The Marxian Theory of Capitalist Stages’
2. Michael Reich (1997), ‘Social Structure of Accumulation Theory: Retrospect and Prospect’
3. Terrence McDonough (2008), ‘Social Structures of Accumulation Theory: The State of the Art’

4. Michael Reich, David M. Gordon and Richard C. Edwards (1973), ‘Dual Labor Markets: A Theory of Labor Market Segmentation’
5. David M. Gordon (1978), ‘Up and Down the Long Roller Coaster’
6. David M. Gordon (1980), ‘Stages of Accumulation and Long Economic Cycles’
7. David M. Gordon, Richard Edwards and Michael Reich (1982), ‘Long Swings and Stages of Capitalism’

8. David M. Kotz (1987), ‘Long Waves and Social Structures of Accumulation: A Critique and Reinterpretation’
9. Terrence McDonough (1990), ‘The Resolution of Crisis in American Economic History: Social Structures of Accumulation and Stages of Captialism’
10. Victor D. Lippit (2005), ‘Social Structures of Accumulation: The Theoretical Issues’
11. David M. Kotz (2003), ‘Neoliberalism and the Social Structure of Accumulation Theory of Long-Run Capital Accumulation’
12. Kent A. Klitgaard and Lisi Krall (2012), ‘Ecological Economics, Degrowth, and Institutional Change’
13. F. Gregory Hayden (2011), ‘Integrating the Social Structure of Accumulation and Social Accounting Matrix with the Social Fabric Matrix’
14. Jonathan P. Goldstein (1999), ‘The Existence, Endogeneity, and Synchronization of Long Waves: Structural Time Series Model Estimates’
15. Minqi Li, Feng Xiao and Andong Zhu (2007), ‘Long Waves, Institutional Changes, and Historical Trends: A Study of the Long-Term Movement of the Profit Rate in the Capitalist World-Economy’

16. David M. Kotz (1990), ‘A Comparative Analysis of the Theory of Regulation and Social Structure of Accumulation Theory’
17. Robert Went (2002), ‘Capitalism and Stages of Accumulation’
18. Phillip Anthony O’Hara (1994), ‘An Institutionalist Review of Long Wave Theories: Schumpeterian Innovation, Modes of Regulation, and Social Structures of Accumulation’
19. Mark Setterfield (2011), ‘Anticipations of the Crisis: On the Similarities between post-Keynesian Economics and Regulation Theory’
20. Richard Westra (2010), ‘Periodizing Capitalism and the World Historic Transmutability of Capital’

21. Bruce Norton (1988), ‘The Power Axis: Bowles, Gordon, and Weisskopf’s Theory of Postwar U.S. Accumulation’
22. Ismael Hossein-zadeh and Anthony Gabb (2000), ‘Making Sense of the Current Expansion of the U.S. Economy: A Long Wave Approach and a Critique’
23. Stavros D. Mavroudeas (2012), ‘The Social Structure of Accumulation Approach’

A The Original Work of Bowles, Gordon and Weisskopf
24. Samuel Bowles, David M. Gordon and Thomas E. Weisskopf (1983), ‘The Rise and Demise of the Postwar Corporate System’
25. Thomas E. Weisskopf, Samuel Bowles and David M. Gordon (1983), ‘Hearts and Minds: A Social Model of US Productivity Growth’
26. Samuel Bowles, David M. Gordon and Thomas E. Weisskopf (1986), ‘Power and Profits: The Social Structure of Accumulation and the Profitability of the Postwar US Economy’
27. Samuel Bowles, David M. Gordon and Thomas E. Weisskopf (1989), ‘Business Ascendancy and Economic Impasse: A Structural Retrospective on Conservative Economics, 1979–87’
28. David M. Gordon, Thomas E. Weisskopf and Samuel Bowles ([1994] 1998), ‘Power, Profits and Investment: An Institutionalist Explanation of the Stagnation of U.S. Net Investment after the Mid-1960s’
29. David M. Gordon, Thomas E. Weisskopf and Samuel Bowles (1983), ‘Long Swings and the Nonreproductive Cycle’
B Later Work by David Gordon
30. David M. Gordon (1994), ‘Putting Heterodox Macro to the Test: Comparing Post-Keynesian, Marxian and Social Structuralist Macroeconomic Models of the Post-war US Economy’
31. David M. Gordon (1997), ‘From the Drive System to the Capital-Labor Accord: Econometric Tests for the Transition between Productivity Regimes’
C Extensions to this Macromodeling Tradition
32. Edwin Melendez (1990), ‘Accumulation and Crisis in a Small and Open Economy: The Postwar Social Structure of Accumulation in Puerto Rico’
33. Dimitrios M. Mihail (1993), ‘Modelling Profits and Industrial Investment in Postwar Greece’
34. Seongjin Jeong (1997), ‘The Social Structure of Accumulation in South Korea: Upgrading or Crumbling?’
35. Eric A. Nilsson (1996), ‘The Breakdown of the U.S. Postwar System of Labor Relations: An Econometric Study’
36. Michael Reich (2013), ‘The Rising Strength of Management, High Unemployment, and Slow Growth: Revisiting Okun’s Law’

Volume II


An introduction to both volumes by the editors appears in Volume I

A Canada and Central America
1. Frank Strain and Hugh Grant (1991), ‘The Social Structure of Accumulation in Canada, 1945–1988’
2. William I. Robinson (2001), ‘Transnational Processes, Development Studies and Changing Social Hierarchies in the World System: A Central American Case Study’
B The Apartheid SSA Debate
3. Stephen Gelb (1991), ‘South Africa’s Economic Crisis: An Overview’
4. Nicoli Nattrass (1992), ‘Profitability: The Soft Underbelly of South African Regulation/SSA Analysis’
5. James Heintz (2002), ‘Political Conflict and the Social Structure of Accumulation: The Case of South African Apartheid’
C. India
6. Shilpa Ranganathan and Harland Prechel (2007), ‘Political Capitalism, Neoliberalism, and Globalization in India: Redefining Foreign Property Rights and Facilitating Corporate Ownership, 1991–2005’
7. Barbara Harriss-White (2004), ‘India’s Socially Regulated Economy’
8. Alessandra Mezzadri (2008), ‘The Rise of Neo-liberal Globalisation and the “New Old” Social Regulation of Labour: A Case of Delhi Garment Sector’

A The Spatialization School
9. Don Sherman Grant II and Michael Wallace (1994), ‘The Political Economy of Manufacturing Growth and Decline across the American States, 1970–1985’
10. David Brady and Michael Wallace (2000), ‘Spatialization, Foreign Direct Investment, and Labor Outcomes in the American States, 1978–1996’
11. Michael Wallace and David Brady (2001), ‘The Next Long Swing: Spatialization, Technocratic Control, and the Restructuring of Work at the Turn of the Century’
12. Linda Lobao, Jamie Rulli and Lawrence A. Brown (1999), ‘Macrolevel Theory and Local-Level Inequality: Industrial Structure, Institutional Arrangements, and the Political Economy of Redistribution, 1970 and 1990’
B Unions
13. Michele I. Naples (1996), ‘Labor Relations and the Social Structure of Accumulation: The Case of U.S. Coal Mining’
14. Stephen Frenkel (1993), ‘Australian Trade Unionism and the New Social Structure of Accumulation’
C Criminology
15. David E. Barlow, Melissa Hickman Barlow and Theodore G. Chiricos (1993), ‘Long Economic Cycles and the Criminal Justice System in the U.S.’
16. David E. Barlow and Melissa Hickman Barlow (1994/95), ‘Federal Criminal Justice Legislation and the Post-World War II Social Structure of Accumulation in the United States’
17. Raymond J. Michalowski and Susan M. Carlson (2000), ‘Crime, Punishment, and Social Structures of Accumulation: Toward a New and Much Needed Political-Economy of Justice’
D Race and Gender
18. Robert Cherry (1991), ‘Race and Gender Aspects of Marxian Macromodels: The Case of the Social Structure of Accumulation School 1948–68’
19. Phillip Anthony O’Hara (1995), ‘Household Labor, the Family, and Macro-economic Instability in the United States: 1940s–1990s’
20. Michael D. Gillespie (2011), ‘Capital Accumulation and Family Economic Deterioration: Historical Contingencies and the “Great Recession” of the United States’
21. Ellen Mutari and Deborah M. Figart (1997), ‘Comparable Worth in a Restructuring Economy: Discourse and Counter-Discourse’
22. Francisco Valdes and Sumi Cho (2011), ‘Critical Race Materialism: Theorizing Justice in the Wake of Global Neoliberalism’
E Finance
23. Martin H. Wolfson (2013), ‘An Institutional Theory of Financial Crisis’
F Corporate Organization
24. Harland Prechel (2003), ‘Historical Contingency Theory, Policy Paradigm Shifts, and Corporate Malfeasance at the Turn of the 21st Century’
G Social Policy
25. Mimi Abramovitz (2012), ‘Theorising the Neoliberal Welfare State for Social Work’
H State and Ideology
26. Stephen McBride (2013), ‘The New Constitutionalism: International and Private Rule in the New Global Order’
27. Harland Prechel and John B. Harms (2007), ‘Politics and Neoliberalism: Theory and Ideology’

28. Robert Went (2005), ‘Globalization: Waiting – in Vain – for the New Long Boom’
29. John Asimakopoulos (2009), ‘Globally Segmented Labor Markets: The Coming of the Greatest Boom and Bust, Without the Boom’
30. William K. Tabb (2012), ‘Financialization and Social Structures of Accumulation’
31. W.I. Robinson (2012), ‘Global Capitalism Theory and the Emergence of Transnational Elites’
32. Terrence McDonough and Tony Dundon (2010), ‘Thatcherism Delayed? The Irish Crisis and the Paradox of Social Partnership’
33. David M. Kotz (2010), ‘The Final Conflict: What Can Cause a System-Threatening Crisis of Capitalism?’
34. Duncan K. Foley (2012), ‘The Political Economy of Postcrisis Global Capitalism’
35. Fred Block (2011), ‘Crisis and Renewal: The Outlines of a Twenty-First Century New Deal’
36. Phillip Anthony O’Hara (2000), ‘A New Social Structure of Accumulation or the Emerging Global Crisis of Capitalism?’

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