Zur Lage der bürgerlichen Demokratie in Deutschland

  • Stephan Lessenich
Schlagworte: Deutschland, Demokratie, Sozialpolitik, Gesellschaft

Abstract

Contemporary welfare states are confronted with what may be called a new "social question": How should and can welfare losses be distributed among the population of an affiuent society? The article claims that social policy-makers in Germany try to solve this problem by inciting and reproducing the middle classes' envy of all those who are said to undeservedly profit from collective solidarity. In a sense, the widespread fear of "too much" democracy and individualism, identified by Max Weber almost a century ago, is being revived under new circumstances. (And nobody - Max Weber not being with us anymore - seems to care.)

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2004-03-01
Zitationsvorschlag
Lessenich, S. (2004). Zur Lage der bürgerlichen Demokratie in Deutschland. PROKLA. Zeitschrift für Kritische Sozialwissenschaft, 34(134), 157-163. https://doi.org/10.32387/prokla.v34i134.647