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State in Society : Studying How States and Societies Transform and Constitute One Another - Joel S. Migdal

State in Society

Studying How States and Societies Transform and Constitute One Another

By: Joel S. Migdal, Peter Lange (Editor), Robert H. Bates (Editor), Ellen Comisso (Editor), Peter Hall (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd August 2010
ISBN: 9780521792868
Number Of Pages: 291

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The essays in this book trace the development of Joel Migdal's "state-in-society" approach. The essays situate the approach within the classic literature in political science, sociology, and related disciplines but present a new model for understanding state-society relations. It allies parts of the state and groups in society against other such coalitions, determines how societies and states create and maintain distinct ways of structuring day-to-day life, the nature of the rules that govern people's behavior, whom they benefit and whom they disadvantage, which sorts of elements unite people and which divide them, and what shared meaning people hold about their relations with others and their place in the world.

' ... an essential text.' Ab Imperio

Introduction
The state-in-society approach: a new definition of the state and transcending the narrowly constructed world of Rigor
Rethinking Social and Political Change
A model of state-society relations
Strong states, weak states: power and accommodation
A Process-Oriented Approach - Constituting States and Societies
The state in society: an approach to struggles for domination
Why do so many states stay intact
Linking Micro- and Macro-Level Change
Individual change in the midst of social and political change
Studying the State
Studying the politics of development and change: the state of the art
Studying the state
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ISBN: 9780521792868
ISBN-10: 052179286X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Hardcover)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 291
Published: 3rd August 2010
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.34 x 16.18  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.52