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Politics, Regulation and the Modern Welfare State

Authors: Torfing, J.

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This book presents an alternative theoretical approach to the study of the transformation of the modern welfare state. It draws upon the undogmatic Marxism of Gramsci in order to deconstruct the Marxist tradition and develop a general theory of capitalist regulation which emphasizes the primacy of the political. In so doing, it seeks to integrate French regulation theory and British state theory within the broader framework of discourse analysis. This theoretical framework is applied in an empirical analysis of the Danish variant of the Scandinavian welfare state model. The book is written for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals within the field of political theory, institutional economics and sociology.

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Jacob Torfing is Assistant Professor at Roskilde University in Denmark.

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'An incisive account of the Danish welfare regime adds rich empirical detail to this important theoretical re-interpretation of the Keynesian welfare model.' - Bob Jessop, Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University

'...will be required reading for all those interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the modern welfare state.' - Klaus Nielsen, Professor of Economics, Roskilde University


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Politics, Regulation and the Modern Welfare State
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50571-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230505711
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-65957-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 300
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