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After the Welfare State


Ken Collier draws upon the world-system theory developed by Fernand Braudel and Immanuel Wallerstein to shed light on the welfare state and its apparent demise. The welfare state, Collier argues, grew up in the heyday of the anti-state to meet the needs of both capital and labour. The role of the state is changing, and the nation-state itself is headed for obsolescence, notions captured in the concept of the end of the welfare state. But even in this aftermath, the welfare state's functions will still need to be carried out ...

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After the Welfare State
1997, New Star Books

ISBN-13: 9780921586425

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