The Nation-State in Question / Edition 1

The Nation-State in Question / Edition 1

by T. V. Paul
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691115095

ISBN-13: 9780691115092

Pub. Date: 09/15/2003

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Has globalization forever undermined the state as the mighty guarantor of public welfare and security? In the 1990s, the prevailing and even hopeful view was that it had. The euphoria did not last long. Today the "return of the state" is increasingly being discussed as a desirable reality. This book is the first to bring together a group of prominent scholars from

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Has globalization forever undermined the state as the mighty guarantor of public welfare and security? In the 1990s, the prevailing and even hopeful view was that it had. The euphoria did not last long. Today the "return of the state" is increasingly being discussed as a desirable reality. This book is the first to bring together a group of prominent scholars from comparative politics, international relations, and sociology to systematically reassess—through a historical lens that moves beyond the standard focus on the West—state-society relations and state power at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

The contributors examine the sources and forms of state power in light of a range of welfare and security needs in order to tell us what states can do today. They assess the extent to which international social forces affect states, and the capacity of states to adapt in specific issue areas. Their striking conclusion is that states have continued to be pivotal in diverse areas such as nationalism, national security, multiculturalism, taxation, and industrial relations. Offering rich insights on the changing contours of state power, The Nation-State in Question will be of interest to social scientists, students, and policymakers alike. John Hall's introduction is followed by chapters by Peter Baldwin, John Campbell, Francesco Duina, Grzegorz Ekiert, Jeffrey Herbst, Christopher Hood, Anatoly Khazanov, Brendan O'Leary, T. V. Paul, Bernard Yack, Rudra Sil, and Minxin Pei. The conclusion is by John Ikenberry.

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ISBN-13:
9780691115092
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations vii
Preface ix
Introduction: Nation-States in History 1
John A. Hall
PART 1 NATIONAL IDENTITIES
Chapter 1: Nationalism, Popular Sovereignty, and the Liberal Democratic State 29
Bernard Yack
Chapter 2: What States Can Do with Nations: An Iron Law of Nationalism and Federation? 51
Brendan O'Leary
Chapter 3: A State without a Nation? Russia after Empire 79
Anatoly M. Khazanov
Chapter 4: The Return of the Coercive State: Behavioral Control in Multicultural Society 106
Peter Baldwin
PART 2 STATE SECURITY
Chapter 5: States, Security Function, and the New Global Forces 139
T. V. Paul
Chapter 6: States and War in Africa 166
Jeffrey Herbst
PART 3 STATE AUTONOMY
Chapter 7: National Legislatures in Common Markets: Autonomy in the European Union and Mercosur 183
Francesco Duina
Chapter 8: The Tax State in the Information Age 213
Christopher Hood
Chapter 9: States, Politics, and Globalization: Why Institutions Still Matter 234
John L. Campbell
Chapter 10: Globalization, the State, and Industrial Relations: Common Challenges, Divergent Transitions 260
Rudra Sil
PART 4 STATE CAPACITY
Chapter 11: The State after State Socialism: Poland in Comparative Perspective 291
Grzegorz Ekiert
Chapter 12: Rotten from Within: Decentralized Predation and Incapacitated State 321
Minxin Pei
Conclusion
What States Can Do Now 350
G. John Ikenberry
Contributors 373
Index 377

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