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Modernity and the state : East, West

Author: Claus Offe
Publisher: Cambridge Polity Press 2005
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Offe is one of the foremost social scientists today; this book brings together his key writings. Highly original study of transformations in Central and Eastern Europe, and of their implications,  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claus Offe
ISBN: 0745612326 9780745612324 0745616747 9780745616742
OCLC Number: 254720608
Description: XII, 270 Seiten
Contents: Preface. Part I: Modernity and Self-Limitation. . 1. The Utopia of the Zero Option: Modernity and Modernization as Normative Political Criteria. 2. Bindings, Shackles, Brakes: On Self-Limitation Strategies. Part II: State Theory: Continuities and Reorientation. . 3. The Theory of the State in Search of its Subject Matter: Observations on Current Debates. 4. Social-Scientific Aspects of the Regulation-Deregulation Debate. 5. Constitutional Policy in Search of the "Will of the People". Part III: The Politics of Social Welfare. . 6. State Action and Structures of Collective Will Formation: Elements of the Social-Scientific Theory of the State. 7. Beyond the Labour Market: Reflections on a New Definition of "Domestic" Welfare Production with Rolf G. Heinze. 8. Democracy Against the Welfare State?. 9. The Acceptance and Legitimacy of Strategic Options in Social Policy. 10. A Basic Income Guaranteed by the State: A Need of the Moment in Social Policy with Ulrich Muckenberger and Ilona Ostner. . Part IV: The New East. . 11. The Politics of Social Policy in East European Transitions: Antecedents, Agents and Agendas of Reform. 12. After the Democratic Revolution: New Burdens of Proof. Index.
Responsibility: Claus Offe


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