Contradictions of the Welfare State

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Routledge, Jul 12, 2018 - Democracy - 312 pages

Originally published in 1984, Contradictions of the Welfare State is the first collection of Claus Offe's essays to appear in a single volume in English. The political writings in this volume are primarily concerned with the origins of the present difficulties of welfare capitalist states, and he indicates why in the present period, these states are no longer capable of fully managing the socio-political problems and conflicts generated by late capitalist societies. Offe discusses the viability of New Right, corporatist and democratic socialist proposals for restructuring the welfare state. He also offers fresh and penetrating insights into a range of other subjects, including social movements, political parties, law, social policy, and labour markets.

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Amazon's product description fails to forewarn about the marxist content in this book. The first five essays are awful marxist gibberish of 1970s vintage. The author's "marxist social science ... Read full review

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