A comparative analysis of the theory of regulation and the social structure accumulation theory

Recent years have witnessed the development of new attempts to conceptualize capitalist accumulation, including the maturation of ca­pitalist economies and their passing through stages of development. Focusing on the so-called Fordist period of capitalism, Kotz's com­parative analysis provides a survey of two present-day schools of thought – the Regulation Theory and the Social Structures of Accu­mulation schoo.