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 Research Projects at the MPIfG

The Crisis of Contemporary Capitalism

Wolfgang Streeck

The project continues studies begun in 2005 on the fiscal crisis of the state in contemporary capitalism. Particular attention is paid to the interrelation with the global financial crisis of 2008. The objective is a fiscal sociology, as suggested by Schumpeter and Goldscheid, as a contribution to a theory of institutional change in modern capitalist societies. The direction of inquiry is based on previous research results, as documented in a series of publications.
Streeck, Wolfgang. 2013. Gekaufte Zeit: Die vertagte Krise des demokratischen Kapitalismus. Berlin: Suhrkamp. English translation: Streeck, Wolfgang, 2014: Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism. New York: Verso.
Streeck, Wolfgang. 2014. "The Politics of Public Debt: Neoliberalism, Capitalist Development, and the Restructuring of the State." In: German Economic Review 15 (1): 143-65.
Streeck, Wolfgang. 2016. How Will Capitalism End? Essays on a Failing System. London: Verso.
Streeck, Wolfgang, and Armin Schäfer, eds. 2013. Politics in the Age of Austerity. Cambridge: Polity.
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