The Imported State: The Westernization of the Political Order

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“This is an important book by any standard. No matter how commonplace it is to observe that the state was born in Western Europe and subsequently exported to the rest of the world, until now there has been no single book that traces out the implications of this for those peripheral, extra-European societies that were compelled to import this bizarre form of political order. It is impossible to do justice to the variety and scope of arguments that Badie develops in this ...
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Overview


“This is an important book by any standard. No matter how commonplace it is to observe that the state was born in Western Europe and subsequently exported to the rest of the world, until now there has been no single book that traces out the implications of this for those peripheral, extra-European societies that were compelled to import this bizarre form of political order. It is impossible to do justice to the variety and scope of arguments that Badie develops in this extraordinarily erudite and interdisciplinary work.”
—Philippe C. Schmitter,Stanford University
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"This is an important book by any standard. No matter how commonplace it is to observe that the state was born in Western Europe and subsequently exported to the rest of the world, until now there has been no single book that traces out the implications of this for those peripheral, extra-European societies that were compelled to import this bizarre form of political order. It is impossible to do justice to the variety and scope of arguments that Badie develops in this extraordinarily erudite and interdisciplinary work."
—Philippe C. Schmitter,Stanford University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804737678
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Series: Mestizo Spaces/Espaces Metisses Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Exportation of Political Models 5
1 The Logic of Dependence 9
2 The Universalist Claim of the State 48
Pt. 2 The Importation of Political Models 89
3 Importers and Their Strategies 93
4 Imported Products 131
Pt. 3 Failed Universalization and Creative Deviation 165
5 Internal Disorders 169
6 International Disorders 201
Conclusion 233
Notes 239
Bibliography 249
Index 261
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