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Liberalism in Illiberal States: Ideas and Economic Adjustment in Contemporary Europe

Mark I. Vail


This book analyzes how national liberal traditions have shaped trajectories of economic reform in France, Germany, and Italy since the early 1990s. In some advanced industrial countries, neoliberal programs of expansive market making, characterized by assaults on non-market arrangements such as welfare states, robust regulatory frameworks, and systems of collective bargaining, have assumed quasi-hegemonic status. Rejecting these neoliberal recipes, many continental European countries have charted their own courses, negotiating the transition to a more liberal economic order while preserving or ... More

Keywords: liberalism, neoliberalism, ideas, traditions, labor-market policy, fiscal policy, financial policy, citizenship, interest groups, capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190683986
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190683986.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark I. Vail, author
Associate Professor of Political Science and Political Economy, Tulane University