Workers and the Beginnings of Welfare State-Building in Argentina and South Africa

dc.contributor.authorSeekings, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-23T17:45:50Z
dc.date.available2016-05-23T17:45:50Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.updated2016-05-23T17:43:23Z
dc.description.abstractThe rapid commodification of labour and needs under capitalism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries generated profound social as well as economic and political changes and conflicts. In response to these, and in part to changing inter-‘national’ relations, ‘modern’ states were built, with war-dominated states being transformed into states that were involved in a myriad ways in the economic and social lives of their subjects or (increasingly) citizens. Repression was one possible response to the ‘social question’, but in all industrialising societies states sought, sooner or later, to resort less to repression and more to state regulation of the employment relationship and state participation in paying a ‘social wage’. Workers became embedded in new relationships with the state and assumed new identities, either as citizens or as client-subjects (depending on the degree of democracy).en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationSeekings, J. (2007). Workers and the Beginnings of Welfare State-Building in Argentina and South Africa. <i>African Studies</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19801en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationSeekings, Jeremy "Workers and the Beginnings of Welfare State-Building in Argentina and South Africa." <i>African Studies</i> (2007) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19801en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationSeekings, J. (2007). Workers and the Beginnings of Welfare State-Building in Argentina and South Africa 1. African Studies, 66(2-3), 253-272.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0002-0184en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Seekings, Jeremy AB - The rapid commodification of labour and needs under capitalism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries generated profound social as well as economic and political changes and conflicts. In response to these, and in part to changing inter-‘national’ relations, ‘modern’ states were built, with war-dominated states being transformed into states that were involved in a myriad ways in the economic and social lives of their subjects or (increasingly) citizens. Repression was one possible response to the ‘social question’, but in all industrialising societies states sought, sooner or later, to resort less to repression and more to state regulation of the employment relationship and state participation in paying a ‘social wage’. Workers became embedded in new relationships with the state and assumed new identities, either as citizens or as client-subjects (depending on the degree of democracy). DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - African Studies LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 SM - 0002-0184 T1 - Workers and the Beginnings of Welfare State-Building in Argentina and South Africa TI - Workers and the Beginnings of Welfare State-Building in Argentina and South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19801 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/19801
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00020180701482727
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationSeekings J. Workers and the Beginnings of Welfare State-Building in Argentina and South Africa. African Studies. 2007; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19801.en_ZA
dc.languageengen_ZA
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentCentre for Social Science Research(CSSR)en_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.sourceAfrican Studiesen_ZA
dc.source.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cast20/current
dc.titleWorkers and the Beginnings of Welfare State-Building in Argentina and South Africaen_ZA
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