A new understanding of the nature of advanced industrial economies is derived from this extensive investigation of the ways in which the boundaries of the political have changed in Europe since the 1960s.
Acknowledgments; Introduction Charles S. Amier; Part I. Re-forming the Political: 1. Politics unbound Alessandro Pizzorno; 2. Challenging the boundaries of institutional politics: social movements since the 1960s Claus Offe; 3. Religious transformation and the future of politics Suzanne Berger; 4. The politics of time: changing paradigms of collective time and private time in the modern era Charles S. Maier; Part II. Changing Boundaries of Political Activity: 5. Long waves in the development of welfare systems Massimo Paci; 6. Family, women, and the state: notes toward a typology of family roles and public intervention Laura Balbo; 7. Health care and the boundaries of politics Paul Starr and Ellen Immergut; 8. The politics of Wissenschaftspolitik in Weimar Germany: a prelude to the dilemmas of twentieth-century science policy Gerald D. Feldman; 9. The survival of the state in European international relations Miles Kahlar; Part III. Uncertain Boundaries for Political Economy: 10. Expanding budgets in a stagnating economy: the experience of the 1970s Jan Pen; 11. Problems of political economy after the postwar period John H. Goldthorpe; Index.