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Savage State : Welfare Capitalism and Inequality - Edward J. Martin

Savage State

Welfare Capitalism and Inequality

Hardcover Published: 5th October 2004
ISBN: 9780742524637
Number Of Pages: 183

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The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 is used as a point of departure for a critique of contemporary welfare policy and the capitalist state. Martin and Torres set out to renew a critical Marxist method by extending it to an analysis of contemporary social policy. It is in this approach that they set out to argue that a critique of welfare policy within the context of capitalism is more timely and important than ever before.

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One does not have to agree with Torres' and Martin's normative approach to learn a great deal from their critique of Marxist theory and the implications and significance it has for a democratic and just society. -- Martin Carnoy, Stanford University, author of Sustaining the New Economy

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Against Welfare Capitalismp. 1
Marxist Social Theory Reconsideredp. 13
Marx and the Marxist Methodp. 35
On Classp. 61
The State in Capitalist Societyp. 83
Comparative Models of Welfare Policyp. 103
The Decline of the Capitalist Welfare Statep. 119
Conclusion: The Welfare State and Alternative Futuresp. 141
Appendixp. 155
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 173
About the Authorsp. 183
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ISBN: 9780742524637
ISBN-10: 0742524639
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 183
Published: 5th October 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.49  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.42