Corporate Liberalism

Corporate liberalism is a thesis in US historiography. Its principal text is James Weinstein's The Corporate Ideal in the Liberal State. Other historians who advocate similar theories of US history include Gabriel Kolko, Martin Sklar, and Murray N. Rothbard.

The thesis of corporate liberalism has similarities with the ideas of the organizational synthesis school of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., Samuel P. Hays, Robert Wiebe, and Louis Galambos.

Nor should Weinstein's idea of corporate liberalism be confused with Ellis W. Hawley's use of the term. Daniel T. Rodgers noted that Hawley's use of "corporate liberalism" was more a description of liberal corporatism than anything else.

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