MPIfG Books

MPIfG Books are books published in the Institute’s Campus Verlag series and elsewhere in Germany and around the world. Based on MPIfG research projects and aimed at a wide professional readership, the monographs and edited volumes reflect the Institute’s research methods and wide-ranging interests in sociology and political science. Manuscripts submitted for publication in the Campus Verlag series are subject to internal and external peer review.

Democracy at Work: Contract, Status and Post-Industrial Justice

In the countries of the global North, workplace democracy may be thought of as a thing of the past. Increasingly, working relations are regulated primarily by contract; workforces are fissured and fragmented. What are the consequences of this? How should we respond? Ruth Dukes and Wolfgang Streeck… more

Architectures of Hope: Infrastructural Citizenship and Class Mobility in Brazil’s Public Housing

Architectures of Hope examines how communal idealism, electoral politics, and low-income consumer markets made first-time homeownership a reality for millions of low-income Brazilians over the last ten years.

Drawing on a five-year-long ethnography among city planners, architects, street-level… more

Der erschöpfte Staat: Eine andere Geschichte des Neoliberalismus

Im letzten Viertel des 20. Jahrhunderts hat sich die Rolle des Staates in den westlichen Demokratien tiefgreifend verändert. Besonders einflussreich waren dabei neoliberale Ideen und Konzepte, die staatliche Interventionen reduzieren und Marktkräfte fördern sollten. Ariane Leendertz stellt die USA… more

Diminishing Returns: The New Politics of Growth and Stagnation

A set of state of the art empirical analyses at the country, regional, and global level that work from a new theoretical framework that analyzes the politics of growth and stagnation. As highlighted by the recent debate on “secular stagnation,” economic growth has slowed down considerably, and this… more

Recoding Power: Tactics for Mobilizing Tech Workers

This book outlines tactics that workers can use to build power in the current episode of economic transition. As rich capitalist democracies increasingly embrace digital transformation as a strategy to drive economic growth, policymakers have dismantled labor’s traditional power-resources —… more

Zwischen Globalismus und Demokratie: Politische Ökonomie im ausgehenden Neoliberalismus

In der Hochphase des Neoliberalismus galt die Globalisierung als unvermeidlich und die umverteilende Demokratie als überholt. Wachsender Wohlstand für alle war das Versprechen, wachsende Unfähigkeit, die kapitalistische Ungleichheitsmaschine zu bändigen, ist das Ergebnis. Taumelnde Volksparteien… more

Critical Encounters: Capitalism, Democracy, Ideas

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From the acclaimed author of How Will Capitalism End? comes an omnibus of long-form critical essays engaging with leading economists and thinkers. Critical Encounters draws on Wolfgang Streeck’s inimitable writing for the London Review of Books and New Left Review, among other… more

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