The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

ISBN : 9780198808923

Stephan Leibfried; Evelyne Huber; Matthew Lange; Jonah D. Levy; Frank Nullmeier; John D. Stephens
928 Pages
170 x 244 mm
Pub date
Jul 2017
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.


1 Evelyne Huber, Matthew Lange, Stephan Leibfried, Jonah D. Levy, Frank Nullmeier, and John D Stephens: Introduction: Transformations of the State
2 Jonah D. Levy, Stephan Leibfried, and Frank Nullmeier: Changing Perspectives on the State

Part 1: The Emergence of Modern States
3 John A. Hall: Varieties of State Experience
4 Philip Manow and Daniel Ziblatt: The Layered State: Pathways and Patterns of Modern Nation-State Building
5 Andrew S. Kelly and James Mahoney: The Emergence of the New World States
6 Matthew Lange: State Formation and Transformation in Africa and Asia: The Third Phase of State Expansion
7 Matthias vom Hau: State Theory: Four Analytical Traditions
8 Thomas Risse: Limited Statehood: A Critical Perpective
9 Jonah D. Levy: State Transformations in Comparative Perspective

Part II: Internationalization and the State
10 Michael Zurn and Nicole Deitelhoff: Internationalization and the State: Sovereignty as the External Side of Modern Statehood
11 Lora Anne Viola, Duncan Snidal, and Michael Zurn: Sovereign (In)Equality in the Evolution of the International System
12 Philipp Genschel and Laura Seelkopf: The Competition State: The Modern State in a Global Economy
13 Tine Hanrieder and Bernhard Zangl: The Embedded State: The New Division of Labor in the Provision of Governance Functions
14 Arjan H. Schakel, Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks: Multilevel Governance and the State
15 Walter Mattli: Beyond the State? Are Transnational Regulatory Institutions Replacing the State?
16 Christopher Daase: Security, Intervention, and the Responsibility to Protect: Transforming the State by Reinterpreting Sovereignty
17 Eric Helleiner: Ambiguous Transformations: The 2007-08 International Financial Crisis and Changing Economic Roles of the State
18 Klaus Dingwerth and Helge Jorgens: Environmental Risks and the Changing Interface of Domestic and International Governance

Part III: Contemporary Transformations of the Core OECD-World of States
19 Jonah D. Levy, John D. Stephens, and Stephan Leibfried: State Transformations Among the Affluent Democracies
20 Jonah D. Levy: The Transformations of the Statist Model
21 Jingjing Huo and John D. Stephens: From Industrial Corporatism to the Social Investment State
22 Peter A. Hall: The Changing Role of the State in Liberal Market Economies
23 Herman Schwartz and Sebastian Etchemendy: ISI States Reverse Course: From Import Substitution to Open Economy
24 Herbert Obinger and Peter Starke: Welfare State Transformation: Convergence and the Rise of the Supply-Side Model
25 Julia S. O'Connor: The State and Gender Equality: From Patriarchal to Women Friendly State?
26 Katharina Holzinger and Susanne K. Schmidt: From the Positive to the Regulatory State: A Transformation in the Machinery of Governance?
27 Rainer Baubock: Migration and the Porous Boundaries of Democratic States
28 Michael Keating: Plurinational States
29 Andreas Busch: The Changing Architecture of the National Security State
30 Frank Nullmeier, Steffen Schneider, and Andreas Hepp: Transformations of the Democratic State

Part IV: Postcommunist Peculiarities? State Transformations in the Former Communist World
31 Anna Gryzmala-Busse and Pauline Jones Luong: The Peculiarities of Post-Communist State Development: Institutional Consolidation and Elite Competition
32 Milada Anna Vachudova: The Transformation of the State in Eastern Europe
33 Pauline Jones Luong: Resources as Constraints? Natural Resource Wealth and the Possibility of Developmental States in the Former Soviet Union
34 Brian D. Taylor: The Transformation of the Russian State
35 Kellee S. Tsai: China: Economic Liberalization, Adaptive Informal Institutions, and Party-State Resilience
Part V: State Transformations in the Non-OECD World
36 Matthew Lange: States in the Global South: Transformations, Trends, and Diversity
37 Peter Evans and Patrick Heller: Human Development, State Transformation and the Politics of the Developmental State
38 David Waldner and Benjamin Smith: Rentier States and State Transformations
39 William Reno: Predatory States and State Transformation
40 Sven Chojnacki and Anne Menzel: State Failure and State Transformation
41 Matthew Lange and Klaus Schlichte: Ethnicity and State Transformation in the Global South
42 Grigore Pop-Eleches and Graeme B. Robertson: Democratization
43 Evelyne Huber and Sara Niedzwiecki: Emerging Welfare States in Latin America and East Asia

Part VI: Conclusion
44 Evelyne Huber, Matthew Lange, Stephan Leibfried, Jonah D. Levy, Frank Nullmeier, and John Stephens: 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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