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The Resource Claus Offe and the critical theory of the capitalist state, Jens Borchert and Stephan Lessenich

Claus Offe and the critical theory of the capitalist state, Jens Borchert and Stephan Lessenich

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Claus Offe and the critical theory of the capitalist state
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Claus Offe and the critical theory of the capitalist state
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Jens Borchert and Stephan Lessenich
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eng
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Back in 1972, German political sociologist Claus Offe published a book on the Structural Problems of Late Capitalism which, for almost two decades, inspired and stimulated an international and transdisciplinary debate on the role of the state in contemporary capitalism. An academic debate which, paradoxically, began to wane as the issues about which Offe had been writing became even more prominent: the "Contradictions of the Welfare State" (the title of a collection of Offe's main contributions to the debate published in English in 1984) and democratic capitalism's reality of the permanent "crises of crisis management". Since 2008, it has again become a widely shared diagnosis that advanced capitalism is in crisis. However, there is either scholarly disagreement or (more often so) mere perplexity when it comes to understanding this crisis and to explaining the prevalent patterns in dealing with it. In this volume, Jens Borchert and Stephan Lessenich critically combine a reconstruction Claus Offe's approach to state theory with an analysis of the current constellation of democratic capitalism based on that same theory. In doing so, they expertly argue that his relational approach to state theory is much better equipped analytically to grasp the contradictory dynamics of the financial crisis and its political regulation than competing contributions. This is why systematically revisiting the theory of "late capitalism" is not only of a historical concern, but constitutes an essential contribution to a political sociology of our time.--
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1961-
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Borchert, Jens
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non fiction
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Lessenich, Stephan
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Routledge innovations in political theory
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69
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  • Offe, Claus
  • Capitalism
  • State, The
  • Political sociology
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Claus Offe and the critical theory of the capitalist state, Jens Borchert and Stephan Lessenich
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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FIEb17851737
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24 cm.
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xvii, 157 pages
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9781138887428
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)893895717
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Claus Offe and the critical theory of the capitalist state, Jens Borchert and Stephan Lessenich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17851737
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 157 pages
Isbn
9781138887428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893895717

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