The Modern State
Routledge – 2004 – 208 pages
The latest edition of this well-established and highly regarded textbook continues to provide the clearest and most comprehensive introduction to the modern state. It examines the state from its historical origins at the birth of modernity to its current jeopardized position in the globalized politics of the twenty-first century.
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'A comprehensive and readable study that fits easily into undergraduate courses on the state.' - Mark Laffey, THE
'This book succeeds admirably and ought to provide a popular and stimulating work for students.' - Mark Laffey, THE
1. Modern States 2. Placing the State in Modernity 3. States and Societies 4. State and Economy 5. States and Citizens 6. States and the International Order 7. States of the 21st Century 8. Conclusion
Christopher Pierson is Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham.