This article examines how different elements of political promote or hinder ambitious climate policies. Both the state and businesses must relearn their place if the successful liberal free market system is to survive, and flourish, after the crisis. If this is to be avoided, we must learn the right lessons about state capacity and the role of business from Covid-19. If governments and businesses are to regain public confidence and improve their effectiveness, there must be a reassertion of their purpose and a return to their traditional competencies. The Adam Smith Institute’s latest paper, by Matthew Lesh, ASI Fellow and Head of Public Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs, argues that businesses and governments must return to their proper roles in order to kickstart the post-pandemic recovery.

We investigate factors that have influenced the professionalization of accounting in five Latin American countries . Through comparative historical institutional analysis of corporatism in those countries, we explore the role of the organized labor movement and State-labor relations in the professionalization of accounting. Using a combination of primary sources and secondary sources, we identify the critical junctures, self-reinforcing sequences and reactive sequences involved in State regulation of accountants. We find that State policies pertaining to the incorporation and ongoing activity of organized labor movements were important influences on the evolution of the accounting profession. Generally, periods of corporatism that featured inducements for the labor movement were conducive to achieving market closure and the emergence and growth of professional accounting bodies. Developments in laws relating to organized labor bodies usually preceded the promulgation of regulations directed specifically at endorsing the formation and operation of professional accounting associations.

Our Standing Groups organise a range of annual events, including summer schools, conferences and workshops, open to all. A comprehensive programme of cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative methodological training delivered by experts across two annual events. There have been some remarkable displays of Putin apologism in recent weeks but its assertion on social media that the US president was “fanning the flames of war” is right up there with the very worst. The tweet has still not been taken down, despite a fairly stern public rebuke from Unilever chief Alan Jope. Western sanctions against Russia have become a fascinating study in how quickly a G20 economy can be brought to the brink of collapse. The extent to which the state was effective during the crisis—such as in providing financial support to keep businesses afloat or in procuring and partly funding vaccines—does not necessarily set a model for how the state should act during a non-emergency.

The “Golden Age”, from the late 1940s to early 1970s, was based on a regime of accumulation and accompanying mode of regulation, commonly known as Fordism. At the heart of the mode of regulation in most European economies was the concept of, whereby economic and social interests were incorporated into some policy arena with the state. The stability conditions of Fordism, as a regime of accumulation, began to break down in the late 1960s.

It operationalizes the concepts of social and political corporatism, diffusion and critical junctures and their particular application to the study of Fascist-Era dictatorships. The book’s carefully constructed balance between theory and case studies offers an important contribution to the study of dictatorships and corporatism. The authors find that inclusiveness and consensualism – both of which are stronger in Sweden than in Finland – seem to promote ambitious climate policy. On the other hand, if tripartite organizations are stronger, as in Finland, and in the same political coalitions that exclude NGOs, this can work against policy ambition.

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It will be an invaluable read for academics and students in industrial relations, political economy and other social science disciplines addressing the formulation of work and welfare related policies. AB – Slovenia stands out as the only post-communist country to have established acorporatist system and centralized wage bargaining at the national level in the1990s. This article analyses the emergence and sustainability of Sloveniancorporatism as well as the ways in which it has shaped policymaking during theeconomic crisis. Drawing on recent advances in institutional analysis, this articledevelops a coalitional argument to account for the emergence of centralizedwage bargaining in the 1990s and for decentralization in more recent years. N2 – Slovenia stands out as the only post-communist country to have established acorporatist system and centralized wage bargaining at the national level in the1990s.

The state failure evident in response to Covid-19 undermines the case for a greater government role in the direction of the economy. It is bizarre that many are calling for more power and more responsibility for the very same bureaucracies that have shown catastrophic failures. The state must, to regain public trust, focus on effectively delivering traditional demands for essential public services and safety. This book is the first conceptual and comparative empirical work on the relation between corporatism and dictatorships, bringing both fields under a joint conceptual umbrella.

It argues that the failures of both these regimes were avoidable, and the outcome of ‘political’ rather than economic variables. It concludes by calling for economic policies that take more account of their political implications, and of the need to strengthen state capacity in weak states. ‘Using historical institutional analysis of corporatism to understand the professionalization of accounting in Latin America.’, Accounting, Organizations and Society . A business that returns a profit to its shareholders can provide quality and value-for-money products for their customers, pay wages to their workers, procure from their suppliers, and pay taxes to fund public services.