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The neo-liberal state

Author: Raymond Plant
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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The aim of the book is two-fold. First of all it is to provide a fair, complete and analytical account of the Neo-liberal conception of the role and function of the state in modern society. The second aim is to provide a critical assessment of some of the central elements of this conception. The book will look at the emphasis of Neo-liberals on procedural and rule governed approaches to the role of the state rather  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Plant
ISBN: 9780199650576 0199650578 9780199281756 0199281750
OCLC Number: 806880375
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: 283 Seiten
Contents: Preface ; Introduction ; PART 1 THE BASIS OF THE NEO LIBERAL STATE ; 1. The Nature of the Neo Liberal State and the Rule of Law ; 2. The Foundations of the Rule of Law as a Moral Ideal ; 3. Freedom, Coercion and the Law ; 4. Social Justice: A Mirage ? ; 5. Neo Liberal Rights ; 6. The Welfare State and the Politics of Social Justice ; 7. Social Justice and the welfare State: Institutional Problems ; 8. Government and Markets ; 9. Government, Money and Taxation ; PART 2 NEO LIBERAL PRINCIPLES: A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE ; 10. Freedom and Coercion: An Alternative Account ; 11. Social Justice and Neo Liberalism: A Critique ; 12. Neo Liberal Rights: A Wider Perspective ; 13. Concluding Reflections
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Plant's critique of neo-liberalism, focused on showing the "intrinsic contradictions" of the neo-liberalist theories (or pseudo-theories)is...appropriate, well-documented and convincing. * Carlo Read more...

 
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