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Transformations of the State

Democracy’s Deep Roots

Why the Nation State Remains Legitimate

Authors: Schneider, S., Hurrelmann, A., Krell-Laluhová, Z., meier, F., Wiesner, A., Nullmeier, F.

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Does the democratic nation state remain a legitimate regime form in the current age of globalization? This book uses a novel, analytical approach to probe this topical question, drawing on a comparative study of legitimation discourses in the media of four Western democracies (Switzerland, Germany, Britain, and the United States.)

About the authors

ACHIM HURRELMANN is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. His research focuses on democracy and legitimacy in the European Union, multilevel governance, and European integration theory.
 
ZUZANA KRELL-LALUHOVÁ was a Research Associate at the TranState Research Centre, University of Bremen, Germany, and now works for the European Commission. In her academic research, she focuses on the legitimation of the nation state, with a special emphasis on the new EU member states.

FRANK NULLMEIER is Professor of Political Science at the Centre for Social Policy Research, University of Bremen, Germany. His areas of research include social policy analysis in a sociology-of-knowledge perspective and the micro-analysis of decision-making processes.

STEFFEN SCHNEIDER is a Research Associate at the TranState Research Centre, University of Bremen, Germany. His research focuses on the legitimacy of national and international political orders, on single-party dominance in Western democracies, and on labour market policy-making in advanced industrial economies.

ACHIM WIESNER was a Research Associate at the Centre for Social Policy Research and currently holds an administrative position at the University of Bremen, Germany. His research interests are in the areas of political ethnography, post-secondary education policy and federalism.
 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: A Legitimacy Crisis of the Democratic Nation State?

    Schneider, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • The Communicative Dimension of Legitimacy: A Text Analytical Perspective

    Schneider, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 15-57

  • How Stable is the Legitimacy of the Democratic Nation State?

    Schneider, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 58-99

  • How Democratic is the Legitimacy of the Nation State?

    Schneider, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 100-154

  • Relegitimation Strategies: Countering Threats to the Legitimacy of Political Systems

    Schneider, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 155-182

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democracy’s Deep Roots
Book Subtitle
Why the Nation State Remains Legitimate
Authors
Series Title
Transformations of the State
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Steffen Schneider, Achim Hurrelmann, Zuzana Krell-Laluhová, Frank Nullmeier, Achim Wiesner
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27533-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230275331
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24762-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32021-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 253
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics