New PDF release: Claus Offe and the Critical Theory of the Capitalist State

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 20 years, encouraged and prompted a global and transdisciplinary debate at the function of the country in modern capitalism. an instructional debate which, mockingly, started to wane because the concerns approximately which Offe were writing turned much more well-known: the "Contradictions of the Welfare kingdom" (the name of a set of Offe’s major contributions to the talk released in English in 1984) and democratic capitalism’s truth of the everlasting "crises of drawback management". due to the fact that 2008, it has back develop into a largely shared analysis that complicated capitalism is in drawback. even though, there's both scholarly war of words or (more usually so) mere perplexity in terms of figuring out this main issue and to explaining the standard styles in facing it.

In this quantity, Jens Borchert and Stephan Lessenich critically mix a reconstruction Claus Offe’s method of kingdom thought with an research of the present constellation of democratic capitalism according to that very same concept. In doing so, they expertly argue that his relational method of country conception is far better built analytically to know the contradictory dynamics of the monetary difficulty and its political legislation than competing contributions. it's because systematically revisiting the idea of "late capitalism" is not just of a ancient predicament, yet constitutes a necessary contribution to a political sociology of our time.

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