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The Future of the Capitalist State

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In this important new book, Bob Jessop offers a radical new interpretation of capitalist states and their likely future development. He focuses on the changing forms, functions, scales and effectiveness of economic and social policy that have emerged since the 1950s in advanced western capitalist states.


The postwar Keynesian welfare national state that developed in most a
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Paperback, 344 pages
Published December 30th 2002 by Polity Press (first published November 18th 2002)
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ShiraHE
Feb 19, 2016 ShiraHE rated it liked it
P. 13 -Capitalism = economic system in which goods and services are produced for sale (with the intention of making a profit) in a large number of separate firms using privately owned capital goods and wage-labour
p. 14 -$ def. as unit of acc, st. of val, med. of exchange and means of payment (i.e. taxes, tithes, fines...);$ system not just econ: dep. on other instit.; knowlege and labor artificially comm.; lbr as comm. ->reinvestment cap. (p. 15); exch.-val <-sale for profit ->exploita
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Brian
The overall argument of this book is that 1) the ideal-typical form of the postwar state, the "Keynesian Welfare National State", emerged to manage the contradictions inherent to capitalism, and that 2) as it can no longer serve this purpose, the "Schumpetarian Workfare Postnational Regime" is emerging to take its place. Not an extremely easy read as it is abstract and theoretically dense, but Jessop seems to love enumerated lists which helps a little bit. I'll have to reread and think through ...more
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