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The State tradition in Western Europe: a study of an idea and institution

Author: Dyson, Kenneth H. F. Series: ECPR classics Publisher: European Consortium for Political Research Press, 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 310 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780955820359Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The State Tradition in Western Europe A Study of an Idea and Institution Contents New Introduction to the ECPR Press Edition by Kenneth Dyson Preface Introduction: The State as Ideaa and Institution PART I THE HISTORICAL TRADITION OF THE STATE Chapter 1: The Origins of the State The Birth of the Modem State The Characteristics of the Modem State: The Continental European Perspective England: An Aberrant Case Chapter 2: The State as a Socio-cultural Phenomenon The Concepts of State and Society The Crisis-of-Modemity Polity From Feudal to Clientelist Polity The Balanced Parliamentary and Dual Polities Adversary, Authoritarian Corporatist and Accommodative Polities Conclusions PART II THE INTELLECTUAL TRADITION OF THE STATE Chapter 3: The State and the Intellectuals: Some General Considerations Academic Patrons and Coteries State as Organizing and Integrating Concept Chapter 4: Three Conceptions of the State: Might, Law and Legitimacy The State as Might The State as Law The State as Legitimacy 81 83 93 101 101 107 117 25 28 33 36 48 51 58 60 62 66 71 vii xlv 1 Chapter 5: The Historical Development of Theories of the State Society as an Hierarchical Order The Individualistic Conception of Society Society as Community The Idea of the State and Academic Self-Interest Chapter 6: A Comparison of Theories of the State in France and Germany Intellectual Tradition: Similarities and Cross-Fertilization Intellectual Tradition: Divergence The Debate about Methodology and Political Science Chapter 7: The Word State in the British Intellectual Tradition State and Political Science: After ldealism and Pluralism State and Ph ilosophy PART III STATE AS AN IDEAL TYPE AND AS A `PROBLEM-DEFINING' CONCEPT Chapter 8: State as a Tool of Analysis State as a Generalizing, Integrating and Legitimating Concept The Idea of the State and Depersonalized Power: The Case of Fascism The Idea of the State: Institution and Purpose The Analytical Distinction between State and Civil Society: Marxism and the Idea of the State The Idea of the State as a Soc io-cultural Phenomenon Chapter 9: The Idea of the State and Democracy State as a Problem-Creating Concept State as a Problem-Solving Concept Epilogue: The End of the Idea of the State? Bibliography Index of Names Index of Subjects 135 139 140 143 150 155 157 161 174 186 196 199 205 208 214 222 228 243 252 254 270 282 288 301 307

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