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.

The Rise of Central Banks: State Power in Financial Capitalism

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While central banks have gained remarkable influence over the past fifty years, promising more stability, global finance has gone from crisis to crisis. How do we explain this development? Drawing on original sources ignored in previous research, The Rise of Central Banks offers a… more

Behördenconsulting: Unternehmensberater in der öffentlichen Verwaltung der Bundesrepublik, 1970er- bis 2000er-Jahre

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Unternehmensberater gehören in deutschen Behörden seit dem späten 20. Jahrhundert zum Inventar. Wie aber kam es dazu und welche Interessen verbanden Berater und Staatsdiener mit dem gemeinsamen Geschäft? Die Geschichte des Behördenconsultings zeugt einerseits vom Aufstieg einer sich selbst… more

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

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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… more

Capital Claims: Power and Global Finance

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Capital Claims: Power and Global Finance analyses how global financialized capitalism operates and reproduces itself, exploring the remarkable ability of the financial sector to maintain its dominance through even the most severe economic crises. The book defines international… more

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

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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… more

Der erschöpfte Staat: Eine andere Geschichte des Neoliberalismus

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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… more

Diminishing Returns: The New Politics of Growth and Stagnation

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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… more

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