Challenging traditional left critiques of Taylorism, Chris Nyland argues that scientific management has the potential to promote rational economic planning and cooperation between state, managers and workers.
Provides a critical survey of recent developments in German state theory. The hallmark of this literature is its attempt to theorise the complex interplay of state forms and functions and accumulation dynamics. But the approach contains several difficulties, both theoretical and practical.
John Sender and Sheila Smith: The Development of Capitalism in Africa (Henry Bernstein) / Rhys Jenkins: Transnational Corporations and the Latin American Automobile Industry (John Humphrey) / Theo Nichols: The British Worker Question (John Ure) / Maureen Mackintosh and Hilary Wainwright (eds): A Taste of Power: The Politics of Local Economics (Irene Bruegel) / Grahame Thompson: The Conservatives' Economic Policy and The Politics of Public Expenditure (Andrew Gamble) / Ron Martin and Bob Rowthorn (eds): The Geography of Deindustrialisation (Kathy O'Donnell) / Hilary Wainwright: Labour: A Tale of Two Parties (Richard Kuper)