Claus Offe: "From Government to Governance - to State Failure?"

CLAUS OFFE is one of the world’s leading political sociologists. A prominent representative of the tradition of critical theory, he is the author of numerous path-breaking essays and books in democratic and social theory, economic development, political sociology, public policy and European Studies. In addition, he has made significant contributions to understanding the relationship between democracy and capitalism. His recent work has focused on economies and states in transition to democracy. Important publications include Contradictions of the Welfare State (MIT Press 1984), Disorganised Capitalism (Polity Press 1985), Varieties of Transition: The East European and East German Experience (The MIT Press 1996), Modernity and the State (Polity Press 1996) and Reflections on America: Tocqueville, Weber and Adorno in the United States (Cambridge University Press 2005).