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The Evolution of Intermediary Institutions in Europe

From Corporatism to Governance

Editors: Kjaer, Poul F, Hartmann, Eva (Eds.)

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This book investigates the consecutive shifts between three types of intermediary institutions in the European context: Corporatist, Neo-corporatist and Governance institutions. It does so by combining insights from European Political Economy; European Integration and governance studies; and, socio-legal studies in the European context.

About the authors

Alfons Bora, Professor, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany Hubert Buch-Hansen, Associate Professor, Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Alexander Ebner, Professor of Political Economy and Economic Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Sabine Frerichs, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law and adjunct Professor in Sociology of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland Gorm Harste, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark Eva Hartmann, Assistant Professor in Sociology and Political Economy, Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark Bob Jessop, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK Poul F. Kjaer, Professor, Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Richard Münch, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Bamberg, Germany Grahame F. Thompson, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, Open University, UK Chris Thornhill, Professor of Law, University of Manchester, UK Gert Verschraegen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Antwerp, Belgium Angela Wigger, Lecturer in Global Political Economy, Political Science Department, Radboud University, Netherlands

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“Scientists working on governance will therefore find food for thought in this book. It can also be used by those who work in a more policy-oriented way because it tends to reduce the vagueness sometimes associated with governance. … This book definitely pulls it off, with each chapter successful in clarifying in its own way the definition of intermediary institutions, in identifying some of their limits, and in setting a future research agenda.” (Anne Guisset, Transfer, Vol. 22 (3), August, 2016)

“Without doubt the strengths of the volume lie in its cross-disciplinary scope and decisive integration of the sociology of law into more traditional discussions of governance and political economy. … Furthermore, and in light of the dramatic evolution of the EU in the last decade … the volume is timely and will be of relevance for a number of debates about the EU. … this book is an important contribution in several key ways and deserves to be widely read.” (Ian Bruff, Capital & Class, Vol. 40 (3), 2016)


"Hartmann and Kjaer have assembled a remarkable set of essays on one of the most profoundly important elements of societal transformation of this century as it affects an often neglected nexus point of law and politics. The contributions provide much needed gap filler, providing valuable insight on those important spaces between the state, the international order, and the social order." Larry Backer, Professor of Law and International Affairs, Penn State University, USA

"This collection of essays is a countermove against the damage which the law of the EU experienced during the financial crisis. Seemingly paradoxically, this rescue operation is undertaken not by lawyers who tend to oscillate between the normalisation of Europe's emergency and voluntaristic propositions. It gains its encouraging strength from the exploration of long-term intra- and inter-societal transformations to which the law has to respond if it is ever to regain ordering legitimacy." Christian Joerges, Professor of Law and Society, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kjaer, Poul F.

    Pages 1-8

  • From Corporatism to Governance: Dimensions of a Theory of Intermediary Institutions

    Kjaer, Poul F.

    Pages 11-28

  • Corporatism and Beyond? On Governance and Its Limits

    Jessop, Bob

    Pages 29-46

  • From Neo-Corporatism to Neo-Pluralism: The Liberal Drift of Multi-level Governance

    Münch, Richard

    Pages 47-64

  • Collective Action and the Making of Economic Policy: Intellectual Lineages from the History of Political Economy

    Ebner, Alexander

    Pages 67-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evolution of Intermediary Institutions in Europe
Book Subtitle
From Corporatism to Governance
Editors
  • Poul F Kjaer
  • Eva Hartmann
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48452-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137484529
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48451-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 277
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