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It's hard not to read Streeck's anlysis as extremely Euro centric, or indeed German centric.   The whole point of globalising capital is to render it beyond Government control, and the whole point of neo-liberal "reforms" is to free capital from Government regulation.  

Who outside Germany could even the consider the possibility that capitalists might be "functionaries obediently carrying out government economic policy" - when it is becoming increasingly clear - particularly in the USA - that capitalists are waging war against democratic Government, and they are winning hands down.

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