This comparative study of industrial capitalism is an examination of state ecomy relations in mixed ecomies ranging from the interventionist German and Japanese to the less interventionist Anglo American. Following the postwar consensus that resulted in the golden age (1950-1973) and ended with the energy crisis, the Anglo-American ecomies adopted neoliberalism while Germany and Japan remained interventionist. This resulted in the emergence of national types of capitalism. While analyzing the increased competition between them, R.C. Mascarenhas also tes the influence of globalization as well as alternative capitalism with the survival and re emergence of industrial districts.
R.C. MASCARENHAS is Principal Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Melbourne. His publications include Comparative Political Economy of East and South Asia: A Critique of Development Policy and Management, Government and the Economy in Australia and New Zealand: The Politics of Economic Policy Making, Public Enterprise in New Zealand, A Strategy for Rural Development: Dairy Cooperatives in India and Technology Transfer and Development: India's Hindustan Machine Tool Company.