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McDonough, Kotz, and Reich provide academics, researchers, andstudents with a two-volume comprehensive overview of the framework of Social Structure of Accumulation (SSA) theory. Volume one isorganized in six parts, and examines the historical development of SSA theory, the origins of SSA theory, theoretical and empiricaldevelopments in SSA theory, related schools of thought, critiques of the SSA framework, and SSA macromodeling. Volume two is organized inthree parts, covering SSA frameworks outside of the United States, SSA history of specific institutions, and global neoliberalism andits crisis. Terrence McDonough is a faculty member of the National University of Ireland, Galway. Kotz is a faculty member of theUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst. Reich is a faculty member of the University of California, Berkeley.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
In this two-volume set, the editors present seminal articles by leading SSA scholars describing the development of SSA Theory and its wider application. The first volume offers an introduction to SSA theory and covers the historical context, the founding documents of the approach, subsequent theoretical and empirical developments, the relationship between SSA theory and related approaches, and an introduction to the work of Bowles, Gordon and Weisskopf on the rise and demise of the postwar SSA. The second volume examines extensions to the SSA literature: applying SSA analysis to countries outside the United States, placing the history of a wider range of institutions within an SSA framework and current use of SSA analysis. The editors' comprehensive original introduction illuminates the state of SSA Theory up to the present and considers its future applications. These volumes will be a major reference work for SSA theory for many years to come.