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The Modern State Subverted free pdf Until recently, liberalism was, according to Karl Polanyi, embedded within civil society, working closely with the democratic state, which was intent on addressing, in solidarity, the social risks associated with modern capitalism. Modern relations between society and the state have been, at their best, ones of shared language and goals rather than necessary conflict. Already under the polizeistaat, absolutist rulers took, in their own way, the care of their population as central to their rule. The welfare state was only the most innovative embodiment of such collective concerns. Today's neoliberalism is, to the contrary, a subversion of liberal embeddedness. It is the utopia of market fundamentalism intent, by the power of its perversity narrative of the past, on replacing socially embedded market and government with a dispiriting, socially isolating Malthusian project.

About Giuseppe Di Palma

Giuseppe Di Palma is emeritus professor of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley, where he taught since 1964. He has written on political behavior (Apathy and Participation, 1970), on Italian politics (Surviving without Governing. 1977), on transitions to democracy and democratic theory (To Craft Democracies, 1990). In the years since his retirement he has turned his attention to the American political system and American politics, and to the role of ideas and narratives in politics.

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Author : Giuseppe Di Palma
Publisher : ECPR Press
Data Published : 15 November 2013
ISBN : 1907301631
EAN : 9781907301636
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 138 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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