Mark I. Vail is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University. He is a contributor to The State after Statism, edited by Jonah D. Levy, and has published work in Comparative Politics, The Journal of European Political Research, and West European Politics, among other venues.
List of Tables Preface Abbreviations Introduction: Recasting Welfare Capitalism in an Age of Austerity 1. The Politics of Austerity in Advanced Industrial Democracies 2. The Rise and Fall of the Postwar Golden Age and the Development of French and German Welfare Capitalism 3. Recasting France's Political-Economic Order: The Demise of Dirigisme and the Turn to the Market 4. German Reunifi cation and the Economic and Social Incorporation of Eastern Germany 5. Modernizing the French and German Labor Markets in an Age of Austerity 6. The Shifting Politics of French and German Social-Insurance Reform 7. New Social Rights in France and Germany Conclusion: French and German Welfare-Capitalist Adjustment in Historical and Comparative Perspective Notes Index