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Rethinking State Theory : Routledge Innovations in Political Theory, 3 - Mark J. Smith

Rethinking State Theory

Routledge Innovations in Political Theory, 3

Hardcover Published: 20th April 2000
ISBN: 9780415208925
Number Of Pages: 296

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In the last two decades, objects of analysis such as 'the state' have increasingly been seen as uncertain and contested theoretical concepts. Mark J. Smith presents a counter argument that highlights how existing theoretical approaches can provide useful tools for understanding contemporary political developments.

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"It will prove valuable to those interested in exploring the hidden philosophical assumptions of other currents in social theory and in developing a well-founded postdisciplinary analysis of the sociality of state power and the conditions for effective poltical participation. -" American Political Science Review, Vol.96, No.1.."

Situating the state: metatheorizing and critical exegesis
Empiricism, idealism, realism
Polyarchic civility and the state
The horizon of catallactic possibilities
Capitalism, the state and societalization
Metatheorizing the state: preliminary conclusions
Commodities and the History of Anthropology
The 'Free Market' as Salvation from Government: The Anarcho-Capitalist View
Oriental Despotism and Sugar-Coated Bullets: Representations of the 'Market' in China
Democracy under the Influence: Cost/Benefit and 'Market' Oversight of Governance
Transaction Cost Economics and Boundaries: The Firm and the 'Market', Economics and Anthropology
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ISBN: 9780415208925
ISBN-10: 0415208920
Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory, 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 20th April 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1

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