Contestants, profiteers, and the political dynamics of marketization : how shareholders gained control rights in Britain, Germany, and France / Helen Callaghan
- Callaghan, Helen
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 1.1.The Puzzle: Market Liberalization across Advanced Capitalist Democracies -- 1.2.The Argument -- 1.3.Research Operationalization -- 1.4.Case Selection -- 1.5.Epistemology, Ontology, and Method -- 1.6.Outline -- 2.The Political Dynamics of Marketizing "Corporate Control" -- 2.1.The Marketization of Corporate Control as a Regulatory Challenge -- 2.2.The Marketization of Corporate Control as a Political Process -- 2.3.Economic Dynamics of the Market for Corporate Control -- 2.4.Economic Dynamism and Political Salience -- 2.5.Summary -- 3.Britain -- 3.1.The Prewar and Interwar Periods: Barriers to Hostile Bids -- Question 1 What prevented market-enabling reforms? -- 3.2.Turning Point after World War II: The Removal of Barriers to Hostile Bids -- Question 2 Why did incumbents' defenses crumble? -- 3.3.Subsequent Evolution of Political Support for Market-Enabling Rules -- Question 3 Why did pro-market groups prevail? -- 3.4.Summary -- 4.Germany -- 4.1.The Prewar, Interwar, and Postwar Periods: Barriers to Hostile Bids -- 4.2.Turning Point in the 1990s: The Removal of Barriers to Hostile Bids -- Question 1 What prevented market-enabling reforms? -- Question 2 Why did incumbents' defenses crumble? -- 4.3.Summary -- 5.France -- 5.1.The Prewar, Interwar, and Postwar Periods: Barriers to Hostile Bids -- Question 1 What prevented market-enabling reforms? -- 5.2.First Turning Point after World War II: State Supervision of Incumbents -- 5.3.Second Turning Point in the late 1960s: Steps toward Marketization -- Question 2 Why did incumbents' defenses crumble? -- 5.4.Subsequent Evolution of Political Support for Market-Enabling Rules -- 5.5.Summary -- 6.Conclusion -- 6.1.Findings -- 6.2.Generalizability -- 6.3.Alternative Explanations -- 6.4.Value Added to Previous Research in the Same Empirical Domain -- 6.5.Broader Theoretical Significance.
- This work highlights the role of 'profiteers' in political efforts to expand market-based competition. Political struggles surrounding the gradual marketization of corporate control in Britain, Germany and France from the 1860s provide empirical illustration.
- 9780191853517 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- Previously issued in print: 2018.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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