From Keynesian to Schumpeterian State

Vol. 23 No. 4 (2003)

Oct-Dec / 2003
Published October 1, 2003
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How to Cite

Arienti, Wagner Leal. 2003. “From Keynesian to Schumpeterian State”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 23 (4):604-21.

From Keynesian to Schumpeterian State

Wagner Leal Arienti
Professor do Departamento de Ciências Econômicas da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis/SC, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 23 No. 4 (2003), Oct-Dec / 2003, Pages 604-621


This critique aims to introduce Jessop’s hypotheses on post-Fordist state. Based on regulation approach, the Keynesian and welfare state is taken as the ideal type state that underpinned the Fordist accumulation regime until the 1970s. In order to response to the crises of Fordism and Keynesian state, new policies have been directed to reform state apparatus and policies. The Jessop’s main hypothesis is that a “hollowed-out” Schumpeterian workfare state is the best form to support the post-Fordist transition. In spite of pointing out some problems, the paper calls attention for the heuristic values of Jessop’s hypotheses on post-Fordist state and their potentialities to guide case studies.

JEL Classification: P1; P16.

Keywords: Capitalist state history of contemporary capitalism economic and social policies