The state : theories and issues /

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Other Authors / Creators:Hay, Colin, 1968-
Lister, Michael, 1976-
Marsh, David, 1946-
Format: Book
Language:English
Imprint: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Series:Political analysis (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Figures and Tables
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Notes on the Contributors
  • Introduction: Theories of the State
  • Defining the state
  • The concept of the state
  • Recent developments in state theory
  • Beyond the state?
  • Structure of the book
  • Further reading
  • 1. Pluralism
  • The roots of pluralism
  • The rise of American pluralism
  • The reformulation of pluralism
  • Developments in British pluralism
  • Developments in contemporary pluralism
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • Further reading
  • 2. Elitism
  • Classical elitism
  • The classical elitists in perspective
  • Modern elitist perspectives - from radical elitism to the statists
  • The statists and the governing elite
  • The modern elitists in perspective
  • Contemporary elitist approaches
  • In summary
  • Further reading
  • 3. (What's Marxist about) Marxist State Theory?
  • Marxism and the state
  • A genealogy of the state in Marxist theory
  • Conclusions
  • Further reading
  • 4. Public Choice
  • Public choice
  • Public choice, market failure and state failure
  • Forms of state failure
  • The critique of public choice
  • Public choice without prejudice
  • Conclusion
  • Further reading
  • 5. Institutionalism
  • From the 'old institutionalism' to the 'new institutionalism'
  • Rational choice institutionalism
  • Historical institutionalism
  • Sociological institutionalism
  • Discursive institutionalism
  • Conclusion
  • Further reading
  • 6. Feminism
  • Feminist contributors
  • Criticisms of feminist perspectives on the state
  • Current feminist debates
  • Conclusion
  • Further reading
  • 7. Green Theory
  • Green critiques of the state
  • Disempowerment and democracy
  • A green anarchism?
  • Greening the state?
  • Conclusions
  • Further reading
  • 8. Poststructuralism
  • Locating poststructuralism
  • Laclau and Mouffe: the impossibility of the state
  • Destabilizing state sovereignty
  • Foucault, power and governmentality
  • Conclusions
  • Further reading
  • 9. Globalization and the State
  • The globalization debate
  • Unpacking the relationship between economic processes, discourse(s) and policy outcomes
  • Conclusion
  • Further reading
  • 10. The Transformation of the State
  • Introduction
  • Economic transformation: the effects of globalization
  • Political transformation: towards multi-level governance
  • The transformation of community
  • The transformation of sovereignty
  • The connection to theories: interpretations of state transformation
  • Changes in statehood
  • Conclusion: new debates in the wake of state transformation
  • Further reading
  • 11. Governance, Government and the State
  • Understanding the so-called shift from government to governance
  • The resilience of institutions
  • Governance, the state and political power
  • Conclusion
  • Further reading
  • 12. Public/Private: The Boundaries of the State
  • The topography of the state
  • The state: complexity, accountability and depoliticization
  • Shifting sands: the boundaries of the state
  • Further reading
  • Conclusion
  • Changing theories of the state: has there been a convergence?
  • The role of the state: challenges and responses
  • What would a more sophisticated conceptualization of the state look like?
  • Future directions
  • Bibliography
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index