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Published: 14 May 2019

240 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198833819

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Democracy, Capitalism, and the Welfare State

Debating Social Order in Postwar West Germany, 1949-1989

Peter C. Caldwell

  • Uses West Germany as a case study to understand how capitalism, democracy, and welfare states can fit together, despite their often conflicting motivations and priorities
  • Argues that the welfare state informed and altered basic questions of democracy and its relationship to capitalism
  • Illuminates the rise of systems theory as a different approach to social policy theory