By Claus Offe
Claus Offe is without doubt one of the major social scientists operating in Germany at the present time, and his paintings, quite at the welfare kingdom, has been tremendously influential either in Europe and the us. Contradictions of the Welfare nation is the 1st selection of Offe's essays to seem in one quantity in English, and it includes a collection of his most vital contemporary paintings at the breakdown of the post-war cost. The political writings during this booklet are basically occupied with the origins of the current difficulties—what Offe calls the 'crises of predicament management'—of welfare capitalist states. He shows why within the current interval, those states aren't any longer in a position to absolutely dealing with the socio-political difficulties and conflicts generated via overdue capitalist societies and discusses the viability of latest correct, corporatist, and democratic socialist proposals for restructuring the welfare country. The e-book additionally bargains clean and penetrating insights right into a diversity of different topics, together with social pursuits, 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 by way of John Keane which hyperlinks the essays and explores Offe's critical issues. This publication is incorporated within the sequence reports in modern German Social idea, edited through Thomas McCarthy.
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Contradictions of the Welfare State by Claus Offe