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Powers of Theory : Capitalism, the State, and Democracy

Author: Robert R Alford; Roger Friedland
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Series: Cambridge books online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An evaluation of different theories of the nature of the state in capitalist democracies.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R Alford; Roger Friedland
ISBN: 9780511598302 0511598300 9780521303491 0521303494
OCLC Number: 776969516
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011).
Available through Cambridge books online SHEDL trial from 9th January 2012 to 9th July 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (520 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: State and society in theoretical perspective; 1. Theoretical perspectives as modes of inquiry; Part I. The Pluralist Perspective: 2. State and society in pluralist perspective; 3. The democratic state and consensus; 4. The democratic state and participation; 5. The pluralist perspective on the bureaucratic state; 6. The pluralist perspective on the capitalist state; Part II. The Managerial Perspective: 7. State and society in managerial perspective; 8. The bureaucratic state and centralisation; 9. The bureaucratic state and fragmentation; 10. The managerial perspective on the capitalist state; 11. The managerial perspective on the democratic state; Part III. The Class Perspective: 12. State and society in class perspective; 13. The capitalist state and accumulation; 14. The capitalist state and class struggle; 15. The class perspective on the democratic state; 16. The class perspective on the bureaucratic state; Part IV. Theory, Politics, and Contradictions in the State: 17. The powers of theory; 18. The power of politics; 19. The power of contradictions.
Series Title: Cambridge books online.
Responsibility: Robert R. Alford, Roger Friedland.

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