Logics of Hierarchy
The Organization of Empires, States, and Military Occupations
Normal Price: $43.95
Your Price: $39.56 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.39! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.98 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Logics of Hierarchy by Alexander Cooley
Book DescriptionPolitical science has had trouble generating models that unify the study of the formation and consolidation of various types of states and empires. The business-administration literature, however, has long experience in observing organizations. According to a dominant model in this field, business firms generally take one of two forms: unitary (U) or multidivisional (M). The U-form organizes its various elements along the lines of administrative functions, whereas the M-form governs its periphery according to geography and territory. In Logics of Hierarchy, Alexander Cooley applies this model to political hierarchies across different cultures, geographical settings, and historical eras to explain a variety of seemingly disparate processes: state formation, imperial governance, and territorial occupation. Cooley illustrates the power of this formal distinction with detailed accounts of the experiences of Central Asian republics in the Soviet and post-Soviet eras, and compares them to developments in the former Yugoslavia, the governance of modern European empires, Korea during and after Japanese occupation, and the recent U.S. occupation of Iraq. In applying this model, Logics of Hierarchy reveals the varying organizational ability of powerful states to promote institutional transformation in their political peripheries and the consequences of these formations in determining pathways of postimperial extrication and state-building. Its focus on the common organizational problems of hierarchical polities challenges much of the received wisdom about imperialism and postimperialism.
Buy Logics of Hierarchy book by Alexander Cooley from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780801474835
(229mm x 152mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alexander Cooley
Dictators Without Borders, Hardback (February 2017)
A penetrating look into the unrecognized and unregulated links between autocratic regimes in Central Asia and centers of power and wealth throughout the West
Ranking the World, Paperback (October 2016)
This book examines the origins of the rise of international rankings, assessing their impact on global governance, and exploring how governments react to being ranked.
Great Games, Local Rules, Paperback (February 2014)
Russia, the U.S., and China all see Central Asia as strategically important and have devoted extensive financial and human resources there. In Great Games, Local Rules, Alexander Cooley, one of America's leading younger international relations scholars, explores the dynamics of the new competition for influence over the region since 9/11.
Contracting States, Paperback (April 2009)» View all books by Alexander Cooley
Using the concept of 'incomplete contracts' - agreements that are intentionally ambiguous and subject to renegotiation, this title explains how states divide and transfer their sovereign territory and functions, and demonstrates why some of these arrangements offer stable and lasting solutions while others ultimately collapse.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Logics of Hierarchy book by Alexander Cooley and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.