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The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

ISBN : 9780199691586

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Author: 
Stephan Leibfried; Evelyne Huber; Matthew Lange; Jonah D. Levy; Frank Nullmeier; John D. Stephens
Pages
928 Pages
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Hardcover
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181 x 253 mm
Pub date
Jun 2015
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Oxford Handbooks
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This Handbook offers a comprehensive treatment of transformations of the state, from its origins in different parts of the world and different time periods to its transformations since World War II in the advanced industrial countries, the post-Communist world, and the Global South. Leading experts in their fields, from Europe and North America, discuss conceptualizations and theories of the state and the transformations of the state in its engagement with a changing international environment as well as with changing domestic economic, social, and political challenges. The Handbook covers different types of states in the Global South (from failed to predatory, rentier and developmental), in different kinds of advanced industrial political economies (corporatist, statist, liberal, import substitution industrialization), and in various post-Communist countries (Russia, China, successor states to the USSR, and Eastern Europe). It also addresses crucial challenges in different areas of state intervention, from security to financial regulation, migration, welfare states, democratization and quality of democracy, ethno-nationalism, and human development. The volume makes a compelling case that far from losing its relevance in the face of globalization, the state remains a key actor in all areas of social and economic life, changing its areas of intervention, its modes of operation, and its structures in adaption to new international and domestic challenges.

Index: 

1. Introduction: Transformations of the State
2. Changing Perspectives on the State
PART 1: THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN STATES
3. Varieties of State Experience
4. The Layered State: Pathways and Patterns of Modern Nation-State Building
5. The Emergence of the New World States
6. State Formation and Transformation in Africa and Asia: The Third Phase of State Expansion
7. State Theory: Four Analytical Traditions
8. Limited Statehood: A Critical Perpective
9. State Transformations in Comparative Perspective
PART II: INTERNATIONALIZATION AND THE STATE
10. Internationalization and the State: Sovereignty as the External Side of Modern Statehood
11. Sovereign (In)Equality in the Evolution of the International System
12. The Competition State: The Modern State in a Global Economy
13. The Embedded State: The New Division of Labor in the Provision of Governance Functions
14. Multilevel Governance and the State
15. Beyond the State? Are Transnational Regulatory Institutions Replacing the State?
16. Security, Intervention, and the Responsibility to Protect: Transforming the State by Reinterpreting Sovereignty
17. Ambiguous Transformations: The 2007-08 International Financial Crisis and Changing Economic Roles of the State
18. Environmental Risks and the Changing Interface of Domestic and International Governance
PART III: CONTEMPORARY TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE CORE OECD-WORLD OF STATES
19. State Transformations Among the Affluent Democracies
20. The Transformations of the Statist Model
21. From Industrial Corporatism to the Social Investment State
22. The Changing Role of the State in Liberal Market Economies
23. ISI States Reverse Course: From Import Substitution to Open Economy
24. Welfare State Transformation: Convergence and the Rise of the Supply-Side Model
25. The State and Gender Equality: From Patriarchal to Women Friendly State?
26. From the Positive to the Regulatory State: A Transformation in the Machinery of Governance?
27. Migration and the Porous Boundaries of Democratic States
28. Plurinational States
29. The Changing Architecture of the National Security State
30. Transformations of the Democratic State
PART IV: POSTCOMMUNIST PECULIARITIES? STATE TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE FORMER COMMUNIST WORLD
31. The Peculiarities of Post-Communist State Development: Institutional Consolidation and Elite Competition
32. The Transformation of the State in Eastern Europe
33. Resources as Constraints? Natural Resource Wealth and the Possibility of Developmental States in the Former Soviet Union
34. The Transformation of the Russian State
35. China: Economic Liberalization, Adaptive Informal Institutions, and Party-State Resilience
PART V: STATE TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE NON-OECD WORLD
36. States in the Global South: Transformations, Trends, and Diversity
37. Human Development, State Transformation and the Politics of the Developmental State
38. Rentier States and State Transformations
39. Predatory States and State Transformation
40. State Failure and State Transformation
41. Ethnicity and State Transformation in the Global South
42. Democratization
43. Emerging Welfare States in Latin America and East Asia
PART VI: CONCLUSION
44. Conclusion: States Transforming

About the author: 

Stephan Leibfried is a Research Professor at the University of Bremen and at Jacobs University Bremen, who often worked as visiting professor in the US and UK. At the University of Bremen he has co-founded the Center for Social Policy Research (1988), the Collaborative Research Center on Transformations of the State (2003-2014), the Bremen International Graduate School of the Social Sciences (2007 ff.), a joint school with Jacobs University.; Evelyne Huber is Morehead Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She studied at the University of Zurich and received her Ph.D. (1977) from Yale University. She received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bern in 2010. ; John D. Stephens is Gerhard E. Lenski, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology and Director of the Center for European Studies, European Union Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received his B.A. (1970) from Harvard University and his Ph.D. (1976) from Yale University. His main interests are comparative politics and political economy, with area foci on Europe, the Antipodes, Latin America, and the Caribbean. ; Frank Nullmeier is Professor of Political Science at the University of Bremen and Head of the Department Theory and Constitution of the Welfare State at the Centre for Social Policy Research (CeS), University of Bremen. His work focuses on welfare state theory, social policy and political theory. His most recent work examines the transformation of democratic legitimation.; Matthew Lange is Associate Professor of Sociology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His work focuses on states, development, colonialism, and ethnic violence. ; Jonah D. Levy is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California Berkeley. He received his A.B. (1984) from Harvard University and his Ph.D. (1994) from MIT. His work focuses on state transformations, economic and social policy, and the politics of the affluent democracies, most notably France.

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