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Claus Offe And The Critical Theory Of The Capitalist State

Author : Jens Borchert
ISBN : 9781317500087
Genre : Political Science
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Back in 1972, German political sociologist Claus Offe published a book on the Structural Problems of Late Capitalism which, for almost two decades, inspired and stimulated an international and transdisciplinary debate on the role of the state in contemporary capitalism. An academic debate which, paradoxically, began to wane as the issues about which Offe had been writing became even more prominent: the "Contradictions of the Welfare State" (the title of a collection of Offe’s main contributions to the debate published in English in 1984) and democratic capitalism’s reality of the permanent "crises of crisis management". Since 2008, it has again become a widely shared diagnosis that advanced capitalism is in crisis. However, there is either scholarly disagreement or (more often so) mere perplexity when it comes to understanding this crisis and to explaining the prevalent patterns in dealing with it. In this volume, Jens Borchert and Stephan Lessenich critically combine a reconstruction Claus Offe’s approach to state theory with an analysis of the current constellation of democratic capitalism based on that same theory. In doing so, they expertly argue that his relational approach to state theory is much better equipped analytically to grasp the contradictory dynamics of the financial crisis and its political regulation than competing contributions. This is why systematically revisiting the theory of "late capitalism" is not only of a historical concern, but constitutes an essential contribution to a political sociology of our time.

Reclaiming Representation

Author : Monica Brito Vieira
ISBN : 9781317400943
Genre : Political Science
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Representation is integral to the functioning and legitimacy of modern government. Yet political theorists have often been reluctant to engage directly with questions of representation, and empirical political scientists have closed down such questions by making representation synonymous with congruence. Conceptually unproblematic and normatively inert for some, representation has been deemed impossible to pin down analytically and to defend normatively by others. But this is changing. Political theorists are now turning to political representation as a subject worthy of theoretical investigation in its own right. In their effort to rework the theory of political representation, they are also hoping to impact how representation is assessed and studied empirically. This volume gathers together chapters by key contributors to what amounts to a "representative turn" in political theory. Their approaches and emphases are diverse, but taken together they represent a compelling and original attempt at re-conceptualizing political representation and critically assessing the main theoretical and political implications following from this, namely for how we conceive and assess representative democracy. Each contributor is invited to look back and ahead on the transformations to democratic self-government introduced by the theory and practice of political representation. Representation and democracy: outright conflict, uneasy cohabitation, or reciprocal constitutiveness? For those who think democracy would be better without representation, this volume is a must-read: it will question their assumptions, while also exploring some of the reasons for their discomfort. Reclaiming Representation is essential reading for scholars and graduate researchers committed to staying on top of new developments in the field.

Democratic Political Tragedy In The Postcolony

Author : Greg A. Graham
ISBN : 9781315444505
Genre : Political Science
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A ground-breaking work in Africana political thought that links the plight of progressive political endeavors in Africa with those in the Diaspora and beyond, Democratic Tragedy in the Postcolony engages with two of the defining political sagas of the postcolonial era. The book presents Michael Manley of Jamaica and Nelson Mandela of South Africa as tragic political leaders at the helm of popular democratic projects that run aground in the face of the constraints that a subordinate position in the global economy presents for such endeavors. Jamaica’s experiment with democratic socialism as an alternative path to development at the height of the cold war is considered alongside post-Apartheid South Africa’s search for a development model consistent with the demand for civic empowerment and equitable distribution of social goods in the aftermath of Apartheid. Democratic Political Tragedy in the Postcolony theorizes the defining tragic impasse and the telling vacillations by which the postcolonies in question are brought to the neoliberal catastrophes that currently prevail.

Beyond The Regulation Approach

Author : Bob Jessop
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123294055
Genre : Political Science
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This book presents a detailed and critical account of the regulation approach in institutional and evolutionary economics. Offering both a theoretical commentary and a range of empirical examples, it identifies the successes and failures of the regulation approach as an explanatory theory, and proposes new guidelines for its further development.

Neben Uns Die Sintflut

Author : Stephan Lessenich
ISBN : 9783446254336
Genre : Political Science
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Uns im Westen geht es gut, weil es den meisten Menschen anderswo schlecht geht. Wir lagern systematisch Armut und Ungerechtigkeit aus, im kleinen wie im großen Maßstab. Und wir alle verdrängen unseren Anteil an dieser Praxis. Der renommierte Soziologe Stephan Lessenich bietet eine brillante, politisch brisante Analyse der Abhängigkeits- und Ausbeutungsverhältnisse der globalisierten Wirtschaft. Er veranschaulicht das soziale Versagen unserer Weltordnung, denn es profitieren eben nicht alle irgendwie von freien Märkten. Die Wahrheit ist: Wenn einer gewinnt, verlieren andere. Jeder von uns ist ein verantwortlicher Akteur in diesem Nullsummenspiel, dessen Verlierer jetzt an unsere Türen klopfen.

Die Neuerfindung Des Sozialen

Author : Stephan Lessenich
ISBN : 9783839407462
Genre : Political Science
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Der Sozialstaat befindet sich in einer Phase nachhaltiger Umbrüche. Dies ist mittlerweile Allgemeingut. Doch wie dieser Wandel, ja diese »Krise« näher zu bestimmen ist - darüber herrscht alles andere als Klarheit. Die vorherrschenden Diskurse über die Demontage bzw. den »neoliberalen« Rückzug des Sozialstaats greifen zu kurz. Dieses Buch schlägt dagegen vor, den Wandel vom (ver-)sorgenden zum aktivierenden und investiven Sozialstaat als fundamentale Achsenverschiebung im Verhältnis zwischen Individuum und Gesellschaft zu verstehen: als Neuerfindung des Sozialen. Es zeigt die Konturen einer »Aktivgesellschaft«, in der Mobilität, Flexibilität und Produktivität zu politischen Steuerungsformeln individuellen Selbstzwangs verkommen. Nicht länger das Wohlergehen der einzelnen Bürger steht im Vordergrund, sondern vielmehr die Wohlfahrt der »gesellschaftlichen Gemeinschaft«. Damit wird nicht weniger als das Grundversprechen der Moderne aufgegeben: ein selbstbestimmtes Leben zu führen.

Soziologie Kapitalismus Kritik

Author : Klaus Dörre
ISBN : 9783518732342
Genre : Social Science
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Einst gehörte es zu den zentralen Aufgaben der Soziologie, die moderne Gesellschaft über die sozialen Voraussetzungen und Konsequenzen ihrer Krisenhaftigkeit aufzuklären. Diesem heute oft vernachlässigten Anliegen fühlen sich die Autoren dieses Bandes verpflichtet und stellen die Frage nach dem zeitdiagnostischen Potential soziologischer Analyse in den Mittelpunkt einer Debatte. Zeitdiagnostisch fundierte Gesellschaftskritik, so eine ihrer Thesen, gehört zum Kerngeschäft der Soziologie. Eine zweite besagt, daß jede Gesellschaftskritik der Gegenwart notwendig auch Kapitalismuskritik sein muß. Anhand von drei unterschiedlichen, aber komplementären Perspektiven auf aktuelle Prozesse der Landnahme, der Aktivierung und der Beschleunigung wird eine soziologische Kritik der Gegenwartsgesellschaft entfaltet, die zugleich Ansatzpunkte für politisches Handeln aufzeigt.

Envisioning Real Utopias

Author : Erik Olin Wright
ISBN : UOM:39076002881071
Genre : Law
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Leading sociologist proposes a new framework for a socialist alternative.

Kant Und Die Philosophie In Weltb Rgerlicher Absicht

Author : Kant-Gesellschaft e.V.
ISBN : 9783110246490
Genre : Philosophy
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The five-volume set Kant and Philosophy in a Cosmopolitan Sense contains the proceedings of the Eleventh International Kant Congress, held in Pisa in 2010. The proceedings consist of 25 plenary talks as well as more than 300 invited papers comprising 14 sections. Various aspects of Kant’s philosophy are addressed, with special emphasis on his cosmopolitanism.

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