The Making of the Modern State: A Theoretical Evolution

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Springer, Mar 15, 2006 - Political Science - 181 pages
Nelson provides a historical overview of the theoretical and ideological evolution of the modern state, from pre-state and pre-modern state formations to the present. A major theme of the book is the need to understand the modern state holistically, as a totality of social, political, and ideological factors.
 

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Contents

1 State and Ideology
1
2 State Formations
7
3 The Ideal State
17
4 The Christian Republic
31
5 The Making of Leviathan
54
6 The Metaphysical Theory of the State
83
7 The Sociology of the State
107
8 The State in Retrospect
125
Notes
131
Bibliography
167
Index
177
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BRIAN NELSON is Associate Professor of Political Science at Florida International University, USA.

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