Keywords: O57 - Comparative Studies of Countries; P51 - Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems; Z13 - Economic Sociology - Economic Anthropology - Language - Social and Economic Stratification.
Recent elaborations on models of capitalism try to integrate more closely
meso-level differences with macro-level theorisation on capitalism as a whole. The
specific problems of competitiveness and democracy detected by Soskice in liberal
market economies and by Burroni, Pavolini and Regini in Southern Europe stand
therefore in a theoretical tension with theories of models’ complementarity and of
advanced democratic capitalism. A review of the arguments with regard to the role
of education and innovation for capitalism and democracy points at the importance
of testing trends across models, and of investigating the mutual dependencies between
winning and left-behind places not only within models, but also among them.