Social Democratic Corporatism and Economic Growth

  title={Social Democratic Corporatism and Economic Growth},
  author={Alexander Hicks},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={677 - 704}
  • A. Hicks
  • Published 1 August 1988
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Politics
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