Transformation Of The State / Edition 1

Transformation Of The State / Edition 1

by Georg Sorenson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333982053

ISBN-13: 2900333982050

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Recent years have seen a range of theoretical challenges to traditional notions of state sovereignty and a burgeoning debate about the power of the state in the face of globalization and new forms of governance. In this important new text, Georg Sorensen provides a systematic assessment of the contemporary state, steering a middle course between those who argue the…  See more details below

Overview

Recent years have seen a range of theoretical challenges to traditional notions of state sovereignty and a burgeoning debate about the power of the state in the face of globalization and new forms of governance. In this important new text, Georg Sorensen provides a systematic assessment of the contemporary state, steering a middle course between those who argue the state is in retreat and their critics. In so doing he sheds new light on just what is actually changing in the nature of sovereign statehood, on changes in the relative power of different states and on the changing relationship between the domestic and external aspects of state power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900333982050
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272

Table of Contents

List of figures, tables and boxes
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1The debate : context, history and concepts1
2Economic globalization and state transformation23
3Economic globalization and the third world46
4Political changes : from national government to multilevel governance?59
5Nationhood and identity : community beyond the state?83
6The transformation of sovereignty?103
7The transformation of war?122
8The modernizing states : winners or losers?142
9Transformation to what? and why? sovereign statehood in a new millennium161
10Theoretical perspectives and new debates177
References194
Index209

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