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Capitalist diversity and variety: variegation, the world market, compossibility and ecological dominance

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Journal publication date02/2014
JournalCapital and Class
Journal number1
Volume38
Number of pages14
Pages43-56
Early online date15/01/14
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article critiques institutionalist literature on varieties of capitalism and the more régulationist comparative capitalism approach. It elaborates the alternative concept of variegated capitalism and suggests that this can be studied fruitfully through a synthesis of materialist form analysis and historical institutionalism within a world-market perspective, highlights the role of institutional and spatio-temporal fixes that produce temporary, partial, and unstable zones of stability (and corresponding zones of instability) within the limits of the crisis-prone capital relation, and illustrates this from the crisis of crisis-management in the Eurozone crisis.

Bibliographic note

The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Capital and Class, 38 (1), 2014, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2014 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Capital and Class page: http://cnc.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/