The Modern State: Theories and Ideologies

The Modern State: Theories and Ideologies

by Timothy Hall, Tim Hall, John McGovern
     
 

ISBN-10: 074862175X

ISBN-13: 9780748621750

Pub. Date: 03/13/2008

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press


Broad ranging in its coverage of the liberal democratic state and other, non-democratic state formations, the book offers chapters on each of the core theories of the modern state. Each chapter is structured in the same way to allow for ease of cross-referencing and for comparisons to be drawn between theories, with parts on Context, Definition, Theorists and…  See more details below

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Broad ranging in its coverage of the liberal democratic state and other, non-democratic state formations, the book offers chapters on each of the core theories of the modern state. Each chapter is structured in the same way to allow for ease of cross-referencing and for comparisons to be drawn between theories, with parts on Context, Definition, Theorists and Practical Politics.

The authors work on the premise that theory is relevant to everyday life, helping us to understand current political transitions and institutional formations and practices. Taking a practical view of politics, each chapter illustrates how state theory has been deployed in recent historical contexts and policy initiatives, using examples to bring the theory to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748621750
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
03/13/2008
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1The emergence of the modern state20
2Liberalism : the pluralist state37
3The state and the power elite63
4Marxism : the state as a real illusion91
5The social democratic state113
6Anarchism : the politics of anti-statism137
7Fascism : overcoming the modern state159
8Conservatism : authority in the modern state188
9Feminisms : the gendering of the state214
10The 'new' right : the minimal state240
11Fundamentalism : the godly state265
12Futures : theorising the state in a 'global age'289

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