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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)

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Published: 7th January 2002
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The essays in this book trace the development of Joel Migdal's 'state-in-society' approach. That approach illuminates how power is exercised around the world, and how and when patterns of power change. Despite the triumph of concept of state in social science literature, actual states have had great difficulty in turning public policies into planned social change. The state-in-society approach points observers to the ongoing struggles over which rules dictating how people will lead their daily lives. These struggles, which ally parts of the state and groups in society against other such coalitions, determine 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, 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: 9780521797061
ISBN-10: 0521797063
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 7th January 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.41