Experiencing the State

Experiencing the State

by Lloyd I. Rudolph
     
 

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This volume on the state departs markedly from a conventional analysis that universalizes and standardizes what the state is, does, and means. The authors engage state and stateness as it is encountered in everyday life, ranging from urban and village life to big dams, war, torture, hospital treatment, cinema attendance, and art exhibitions. The essays locate the…  See more details below

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This volume on the state departs markedly from a conventional analysis that universalizes and standardizes what the state is, does, and means. The authors engage state and stateness as it is encountered in everyday life, ranging from urban and village life to big dams, war, torture, hospital treatment, cinema attendance, and art exhibitions. The essays locate the state in time, space, and circumstances so that its meaning becomes contingent and evocative rather than definitive and authoritative. This volume will be useful to students and scholars of politics, sociology, philosophy, history, law, and the environment as well as to lay readers concerned about the consquences and future of the modern state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198063544
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/21/2010
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lloyd I. Rudolph is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Chicago.

John Kurt Jacobsen is Research Associate in the Program on International Politics, Economics and Security at the University of Chicago.

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