In This Review

In Defence of the Mixed Economy
In Defence of the Mixed Economy
By Andrew Shonfield
Oxford University Press, 1984, 231 pp

"The changing balance of public and private power" was a major theme of the late Andrew Shonfield's work. The material in this second posthumous volume (the first was reviewed in Foreign Affairs, Spring 1983) deals with a number of key issues such as government intervention in the economy, corporatism, the revolt against public spending, and the differences between French and German planning. A high point is the substantial section on Japan, a country Shonfield studied but had not written about. Lady Shonfield has done a remarkable job of putting this book together and preserving the valuable, if incomplete, thoughts of her gifted husband.