"In its best parts – when political passion connects with critical exposition of the facts and incisive argument – Streeck’s sweeping and empirically founded inquiry reminds one of Karl Marx’sEighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
." –JÜRGEN HABERMAS
"Is electoral democracy compatible with the type of economic policies the EU – backed at a distance by Washington and Wall Street – wants to impose? This is the question posed by the Cologne-based sociologist Wolfgang Streeck in Buying Time
, a book that is provoking debate in Germany." –SUSAN WATKINS, LONDON REVIEW OF BOOK S
"Streeck has here provided an excellent and challenging account of the current state of relations between capitalism and democracy. His concept of a state whose democratic responsibilities to voters are required systematically to be shared with and often trumped by those to creditors takes us a major step forward." –COLIN CROUCH
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
is the director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Research in Cologne and Professor of Sociology at the University of Cologne. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics and a member of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences as well as the Academia Europaea.