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The State
Theories and Issues
 
 
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05 Dec 2005
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9781403934253
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Broad-ranging in its coverage and truly international in scope, this major new text introduces all the main competing theoretical approaches to the study of the state as well as key contested issues in relation to globalization, new forms of governance, the changing public/private boundary, changes in the powers and capacities of states, and the differences between advanced liberal democratic and other states. Chapters have been specially commissioned to a common format and are written by an international cast of leading authorities.


Description

Broad-ranging in its coverage and truly international in scope, this major new text introduces all the main competing theoretical approaches to the study of the state as well as key contested issues in relation to globalization, new forms of governance, the changing public/private boundary, changes in the powers and capacities of states, and the differences between advanced liberal democratic and other states. Chapters have been specially commissioned to a common format and are written by an international cast of leading authorities.


Reviews

'[A] good example...of the vitality and range of contemporary thinking on the state. It is a welcome and valuable addition to the literature on state theory.' - Andrew Gamble, Public Administration

'...provide[s] a thorough introduction to contemporary theorizing about the state.' - Alexander D. Barder, Political Studies Review


Contents

Introduction; C.Hay & M.Lister
Pluralism; M.Smith
Elitism; M.Evans
(What's Marxist About) Marxist State Theory; C.Hay
Public Choice; A.Hindmoor
Institutionalism; V.A.Schmidt
Feminism; J.Kantola
Green Theory; M.Paterson, P.Doran & J.Barry
Poststructuralism; A.Finlayson & J.Martin
Globalization and the State; D.Marsh, N.Smith & N.Hothi
The Transformation of the State; G.Sørensen
Governance, Government and the State; B.Guy Peters & J.Pierre
Public.Private: The Boundaries of the State; M.Flinders
Conclusion; M.Lister & D.Marsh


Authors

COLIN HAY is Professor of Political Sociology and Head of Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK.

MICHAEL LISTER is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

DAVID MARSH is Professor of Political Sociology and Head of Department of Sociology, University of Birmingham, UK.