State Power and Social Forces: Domination and Transformation in the Third World

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Including cases drawn from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America, this collection of scholarly essays is relevant to the growing state theory literature in the social sciences, stressing a state-in-society approach to the study of political development.
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"For anyone interested in knowing where the comparative theory of the state might be heading at the present time, this volume provides some excellent signposts. The case studies are particularly rewarding and enlightening for the many excellent insights and reflections they contain on the cases addressed....represents the best work published in the field to date." Robert H. Jackson, American Political Science Review

"...fascinating and innovative volume....It is a fine achievement, and as sure to provoke many to rethink their own research as it is to challenge others to probe and puzzle over the possibilities or potential pitfalls of its approach." Dorothy J. Solinger, Journal of Politics

"...a fresh, readable volume that is essential reading for anyone interested in civil society and the state in developing countries. The nine chapters that make the body of the book are carefully, but imaginatively, crafted and thoroughly grounded in specific historical knowledge of the cases. Their collective range is as impressive as their individual quality and they are nicely 'bookended' with introductory and concluding essays by the editors....[T]his volume opens up new debates in the process of superseding older ones, which is exactly what a good collection should do. Students of state-society relations are indebted to the authors and the editors for a series of crisp arguments that are theoretically provocative precisely because they are so nicely grounded in particular cases. They have pushed forward immeasurably our understanding of how states and societies interact." Peter Evans, Studies in Comparative International Development

"In this seminal book, scholars working in the Weberian tradition of political sociology suggest a more balanced state-in-society perspective to replace the old state-versus-society framework that rests on a view of power as a zero-sum conflict between state and society." Xu Wang, Comparative Politics

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of contributors
Introduction: developing a state-in-society perspective 1
1 The state in society: an approach to struggles for domination 7
2 Traditional politics against state transformation in Brazil 37
3 State power and social organization in China 65
4 Centralization and powerlessness: India's democracy in a comparative perspective 89
5 States and ruling classes in postcolonial Africa: the enduring contradictions of power 108
6 Labor divided: sources of state formation in modern China 143
7 Business conflict, collaboration, and privilege in interwar Egypt 174
8 A time and a place for the nonstate: social change in the Ottoman Empire during the "long nineteenth century" 207
9 Peasant-state relations in postcolonial Africa: patterns of engagement and disengagement 231
10 Engaging the state: associational life in sub-Saharan Africa 255
11 State power and social forces: on political contention and accommodation in the Third World 293
Index 327
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