By Jens Borchert,Stephan Lessenich
Back in 1972, German political sociologist Claus Offe released a publication at the Structural difficulties of past due Capitalism which, for nearly twenty years, encouraged and influenced a global and transdisciplinary debate at the position of the kingdom in modern capitalism. an educational debate which, mockingly, started to wane because the concerns approximately which Offe have been writing grew to become much more widespread: the "Contradictions of the Welfare kingdom" (the identify of a set of Offe’s major contributions to the talk released in English in 1984) and democratic capitalism’s fact of the everlasting "crises of concern management". considering the fact that 2008, it has back turn into a broadly shared prognosis that complicated capitalism is in main issue. even if, there's both scholarly confrontation or (more frequently so) mere perplexity in terms of knowing this quandary and to explaining the accepted styles in facing it.
In this quantity, Jens Borchert and Stephan Lessenich critically mix a reconstruction Claus Offe’s method of nation idea with an research of the present constellation of democratic capitalism in accordance with that very same idea. In doing so, they expertly argue that his relational method of nation thought is far better outfitted analytically to know the contradictory dynamics of the monetary hindrance and its political legislation than competing contributions. reason why systematically revisiting the speculation of "late capitalism" isn't just of a old main issue, yet constitutes a necessary contribution to a political sociology of our time.
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Claus Offe and the Critical Theory of the Capitalist State (Routledge Innovations in Political Theory) by Jens Borchert,Stephan Lessenich