Book Review: 'The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation' Edited by Marius R. Busemeyer and Christine Trampusch, Oxford University Press, 2011

British Journal of Industrial Relations, Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 210–212

Posted: 21 May 2013

Date Written: March 1, 2013

Abstract

Book Review: "Collective skills systems have important economic, political and social consequences. This book will no doubt become a seminal contribution to our understanding of skill formation systems in co-ordinated market economies (CMEs). It is fair to say that the broad aim to ‘explore the historical and political origins’, as well as to ‘explain institutional change in collective skill formation systems’, has certainly been achieved if not exceeded (Busemeyer and Trampusch, pp. 4 and 34). In addition to creating a superior typology of skill regimes and investigating the origins of these systems, the findings of the book are certainly relevant for scholars of labour economics, education, varieties of capitalism and comparative political economy more generally. [...]"

Keywords: Skills, Industrial Relations, Labour Markets, Varieties of Capitalism

JEL Classification: J31, J44, J58, J5, J51

Suggested Citation

Vlandas, Tim, Book Review: 'The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation' Edited by Marius R. Busemeyer and Christine Trampusch, Oxford University Press, 2011 (March 1, 2013). British Journal of Industrial Relations, Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 210–212 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2267341

Tim Vlandas (Contact Author)

University of Reading ( email )

Humanities and Social Sciences Building
Whiteknight campus
Reading, RG6 6AH
United Kingdom

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