Neo-corporatism and the State

  • Philippe C. Schmitter
Part of the Sociology, Politics and Cities book series (SOPC)


The ‘state’ has become a bit like the weather. Social scientists in recent years have been talking a great deal about it, but have not been able to do much with it. Articles and books now display the concept prominently in their titles, but no one seems quite sure what it is. We have been exhorted somehow to ‘bring it back’ into our analyses (Skocpol, 1982), but we have not been told where it fits.1


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© Colin Crouch 1985

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