Wolfgang Streeck

Wolfgang Streeck is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, and Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Economics and Social Science at the University of Köln. His research is located at the intersection between political science and political economy, on the one hand, and sociology, especially economic sociology, on the other. His interest is and has always been the tension between a democratic polity and a capitalist economy, as reflected in the constitution of the modern welfare state and in the regulation of labor relations and the employment relationship through trade unions and employer associations.

His most recent publications include Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism, Verso, 2014; Politics in the Age of Austerity, Polity, 2013; Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy, Oxford University Press, 2010; and Beyond Continuity: Institutional Change in Advanced Political Economies, (co-authored with Kathleen Thelen) Oxford University Press, 2005

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