Transformations of the State?
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Transformations of the State? by Stephan Leibfried
Book DescriptionThe influence of the state on human lives is more comprehensive and sustained than that of any other organizational construct. It steers the economy, fights crime, provides education, sustains democracy, enters wars, guarantees social welfare, collects taxes, and deploys some forty percent of the gross national product. Transformations of the State? defines the multi-faceted modern state in four intersecting dimensions: resources, or control of the use of force and revenues; law, or jurisdiction and the courts; legitimacy, or the acceptance of political rule by the populace; and welfare, or the facilitation of economic growth and social equality. The twentieth-century nation-state blended those dimensions and turned the post-WWII era into the golden age of the state. What has become of that state and its functions and what is its future? Political scientists, lawyers, economists and sociologists have examined a sample of OECD nation-states in the search for answers to these questions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521672382
(247mm x 174mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephan Leibfried
Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State, Hardback (June 2015)
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.
Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State, Paperback (September 2012)
The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is the authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state.
Transforming the Golden-age Nation State, Hardback (October 2007)
This collection examines the transformation of the modern Western state in an age of accelerated globalization. Arguing that the state experienced a 'golden age' in the 1960s and 1970s, the contributors explore how and why this configuration of the state is under pressure in the 21st century.
New Arenas of Education Governance, Hardback (October 2007)» View all books by Stephan Leibfried
This volume provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of new arenas of education governance, examining the impact of international organizations and marketization. It explores how education policy is made at international levels, and the consequences for national policy-making.
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