Dual state theory (20TH CENTURY)

Explanation of apparent ambivalence in actions of capitalist states.

Those areas of the state’s work which are not important to the interests of capital are relatively open to democratic and public pressures; others which more closely touch the interests of capital are ‘insulated’.

Henry Drucker et al., eds, Developments in British Politics 2 (London, 1986)

In psychology, a dual process theory provides an account of how thought can arise in two different ways, or as a result of two different processes. Often, the two processes consist of an implicit (automatic), unconscious process and an explicit (controlled), conscious process. Verbalized explicit processes or attitudes and actions may change with persuasion or education; though implicit process or attitudes usually take a long amount of time to change with the forming of new habits. Dual process theories can be found in social, personality, cognitive, and clinical psychology. It has also been linked with economics via prospect theory and behavioral economics, and increasingly in sociology through cultural analysis

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