In Entrepreneurial States, 1999 IDRF Fellow Yves Tiberghien provides an innovative examination of the comparative politics of reform in stakeholder systems and analyzes the modern partnership between the state and global capital in attaining structural domestic change. Drawing on extensive archival research and interviews with policy and corporate elites in Europe and East Asia, Tiberghien asks why states such as Korea and France have embraced the “golden bargain” and engaged in far-reaching reforms to make their companies more attractive to foreign capital, whereas Japan and Germany have moved forward much more grudgingly. Tiberghien shows that the role of political entrepreneurs, who use corporate reform to reshape their political parties and to stake out new policy ground, is critical. The degree of political autonomy available to them and the domestic organization of bureaucratic responsibility determine their ability to succeed. Buy from Amazon.