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The Modern State Subverted: Risk and the Deconstruction of Solidarity

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by Giuseppe Di Palma
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The Modern State Subverted: Risk and the Deconstruction of Solidarity by Giuseppe Di Palma

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

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Size: 407 KB
Publisher: ECPR Press
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9781907301919 (DRM-EPUB)

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