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.

Wege aus dem Kapitalismus? Autorengespräche mit Colin Crouch, Nancy Fraser, Claus Offe, Wolfgang Streeck und Joseph Vogl

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Die im Westen lange vorherrschende Überzeugung, dass der Kapitalismus das effizienteste Wirtschaftssystem und zugleich ein natürlicher Verbündeter der Demokratie ist, ist seit der Weltfinanzkrise von 2008 zweifelhaft geworden. more

Austerity from the Left: Social Democratic Parties in the Shadow of the Great Recession

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Austerity became the predominant fiscal policy response to the Great Recession in Europe. After a brief period of “emergency Keynesianism” from 2008 to 2010, even the centre-left abandoned plans for deficit spending and accepted austerity as the dogma of the day. In this book, Björn Bremer… more

Dealing in Uncertainty: Insurance in the Age of Finance

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Insurance is an important – if still poorly understood – mechanism for dealing with a broad variety of risks associated with modern life. In Dealing in Uncertainty: Insurance in the Age of Finance, Arjen van der Heide conducts an in-depth examination of one of the largest and… more

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

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