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- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99
Through cross-referenced A to Z entries, this book focuses on the historical development of the welfare state, while simultaneously providing in-depth explanation of core terms and elements of the welfare states, their structure, their present situation, and their historical developments. Supplementing the dictionary entries are a chronology, an introduction,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 155.00
To preserve social order the state must administer civil society, with a threefold purpose - the fashioning of the market, the constitution of legal subjectivity and the subsumption of struggle. In Administering Civil Society Mark Neocleous offers a rethinking of the state-civil society distinction through the idea of political administration. This... more...
- Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 29.95
In this trenchant challenge to social engineering, Paul Gottfried analyzes a patricide: the slaying of nineteenth-century liberalism by the managerial state. Many people, of course, realize that liberalism no longer connotes distributed powers and bourgeois moral standards, the need to protect civil society from an encroaching state, or the virtues... more...
- Karnac Books 2005; US$ 26.95
Which "forms of feeling" are facilitated and which discouraged within the cultures and structures of modern state welfare? This book illuminates the social and psychic dynamics of these new public cultures of welfare, locating them in relation to our understanding of borderline states of mind in individuals, organizations and society. Part of the Tavistock... more...
- re.press 2009; US$ 25.00
Set against the collapse of social theory into a theory of ideological discourse, Geoff Boucher sets to work a rigorous mapping of the contemporary field, targeting the relativist implications of this new form of philosophical idealism. Offering a detailed and immanent critique, Boucher concentrates his critical attention on the ?postmarxism? of Laclau... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00
The modern Chinese state has traditionally affected every major aspect of domestic society. With the growing liberalization of the economy, coupled with increasingly complex social issues, there is a belief that the state is retreating from an array of social problems from health to the environment. Yet, a survey of China?s contemporary political... more...
Der Transnistrien-Konflikt: Produkt spätsowjetischer Verteilungskämpfe und Zerfallskonflikt der implodierten SowjetunionDiplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 57.73
Der wissenschaftliche Ertrag der Untersuchung besteht in der ersten umfassenden Analyse des Transnistrien-Konflikts in deutscher Sprache. Der Konflikt soll weniger als ethnischer, sondern in erster Linie als postsowjetischer Konflikt verstanden werden, dessen Entstehung aus der Konkursmasse der Sowjetunion sowohl Begleiterscheinung als auch Folge des... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 22.50
Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens offer the most systematic examination to date of the origins, character, effects, and prospects of generous welfare states in advanced industrial democracies in the post—World War II era. They demonstrate that prolonged government by different parties results in markedly different welfare states, with strong... more...