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The Modern State

2nd Edition

By Christopher Pierson

Routledge – 2004 – 208 pages

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    March 10th 2004
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Description

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.

Subjects covered include:

  • the nation-state in its historical context
  • state and economy
  • states and societies
  • states and citizens
  • states within the international system
  • 'rogue' and failed states.

Reviews

'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

Contents

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

Author Bio

Christopher Pierson is Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham.

Name: The Modern State: 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Christopher Pierson. 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...
Categories: Politics & International Relations, International Relations, Sociology & Social Policy