State And Policies Of The State

Degree Program: Social Administration (4th semester – elective)

Degree Program : Political Science (4th semester – compulsory)

Teaching hours: 3 per week-5 ECTS

Course tutor: Apostolos Pantazis, Lecturer

Course Time: Monday 11.30-14.30


Course Overview:

  1. ThePoliticalandSocialOriginsoftheModernState.
  2. The Crisis of Liberalism and the Development of Imperialism.
  3. The Crisis of the Taxation State (J. A. Schumpeter) .
  4. StateSocialismorStateCapitalism (R. Goldscheid).
  5. Social Democracy and the Critique of Liberalism.
  6. TheDevelopmentoftheWelfareState.
  7. The ‘KeynesianConsensus’.
  8. The ‘MixedEconomy’
  9. The Crisis of the WelfareState.
  10. Neoliberalism and the Policies of the State.
  11. Theories of the Crisis of the Modern State.
  12. The Fiscal Crisis of the State (J. O’ Connor).


At the end of this course, students should have knowledge of the major changes and crises in the structure of the modern State and how they relate to the development of the capitalist society.

Course Readings:

  1. Clarke S., 1988, Keynesianism, Monetarism and the Crisis of the State, Edward Elgar, Aldershot.
  2. Goldscheid R., 1917, Staatssozialismus oder Staatskapitalismus. Ein finanzsoziologischer Beitrag zur Lösung des Staatsschulden-Problems, Wien-Leipzig:Anzengruber-Verlag Brüder Suschitzky.
  3. Gough I., 1979, The Political Economy of the Welfare State, London: Macmillan.
  4. Hall P.A. (ed.), 1989, The Political Power of Economic Ideas: Keynesianism across Nations, Princeton/New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
  5. Marx K./ Engels F., 1976, Werke, Berlin: Dietz.
  6. O’ Connor J., 1973, The Fiscal Crisis of the State, New York: St. Martin’s.
  7. Polanyi K., 1944, The Great Transformation. The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time, Beacon Press.
  8. Schumpeter J.A., 1950, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, New York: Harper & Row.
  9. Winch D., 1972, Economics and Policy: A Historical Survey, Suffolk: Fontana.
  10. Winkler H.A. (hg.), 1974, Organisierter Kapitalismus. Voraussetzungen und Anfänge, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.