Contradictions of the Welfare State (Studies in Contemporary by Claus Offe

By Claus Offe

Claus Offe is likely one of the best social scientists operating in Germany this present day, and his paintings, quite at the welfare country, has been drastically influential either in Europe and the us. Contradictions of the Welfare kingdom is the 1st number of Offe's essays to seem in one quantity in English, and it encompasses a number of his most crucial fresh paintings at the breakdown of the post-war payment. The political writings during this publication are basically fascinated about the origins of the current problems - what Offe calls the 'crises of drawback administration' - of welfare capitalist states. He exhibits why within the current interval, those states are not any longer able to totally coping with the socio-political difficulties and conflicts generated via past due capitalist societies and discusses the viability of recent correct, corporatist, and democratic socialist proposals for restructuring the welfare country. The publication additionally deals clean and penetrating insights right into a diversity of alternative matters, together with social routine, political events, legislations, social coverage, and hard work markets. there's an interview with Claus Offe, ready specially for this quantity, and a considerable introductory bankruptcy via John Keane which hyperlinks the essays and explores Offe's valuable subject matters. Claus Offe has researched and lectured largely all through Europe and North the USA and is Professor within the school of Sociology on the collage of Bielefeld. John Keane is an editor of Telos and Senior Lecturer in Political thought and Sociology on the Polytechnic of vital London. This publication is incorporated within the sequence, reports in modern German Social suggestion, edited by means of Thomas McCarthy.

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