The Ariadne’s thread that runs through, and connects, the articles in
this issue of Theoria is the modern state. How should the state
approach welfare policy? Is the state’s power as absolute as once it
had been? What is the importance of nationalism for states? What
assumptions about the relationship between the state and civil society
should be examined, and how? What, especially in a developing society
such as South Africa, is—or should be—the relationship between
the state and the poor? These are the overarching questions that knit
together the contributions.
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