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Democracy and the Capitalist State : Testament Studies; 62 - Graeme Duncan

Democracy and the Capitalist State

Testament Studies; 62

By: Graeme Duncan (Editor)

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Published: 1st May 1989
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One of the key issues in the analysis of the capitalist state is its relationship with democracy. To what extent can a capitalist state be democratised? Where and how do democratic institutions intervene in the management and control of capitalism? Has the emergence of democracy changed the composition of the state? These questions lead inevitably to the basic issue of the interconnections between economics and politics, economy and polity, with which this volume is concerned. This wide-ranging and eclectic collection, combining theoretical and empirical material, and containing contributions from several leading authorities on the modern state, will be of value for teachers and students of political science, sociology and political economy, as well as appealing to historians and philosophers interested in the nature of the state.

Note on contributors
Introduction
Theorising the State
Do we need a theory of the state?
The fall and rise of the state in international politics
Classics and Grand Theories
Republicanism, liberalism and capitalism: a defence of parliamentarianism
Marx and the state
Mill, Marx and the state
Max Weber and the capitalist state
The state and legitimation: the work of Jurgen Habermas
Fabian socialism, democracy and the state
Capital and Labour
State workers: class position and collective action
Controlling interests: technology, state control and democracy
Is there a corporatist theory of the state?
Political organisation and economic policy
Industrial democracy and the capitalist state
A defence of the welfare state
Index
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ISBN: 9780521280624
ISBN-10: 0521280621
Series: Testament Studies; 62
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st May 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.5