State in Society: Studying How States and Societies Transform and Constitute One Another

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 27, 2001 - Political Science - 291 pages
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The essays in this book trace the development of Joel Migdal's "state-in-society" approach. The essays situate the approach within the classic literature in political science, sociology, and related disciplines but present a new model for understanding state-society relations. It allies parts of the state and groups in society against other such coalitions, determines how societies and states create and maintain distinct ways of structuring day-to-day life, the nature of the rules that govern people's behavior, whom they benefit and whom they disadvantage, which sorts of elements unite people and which divide them, and what shared meaning people hold about their relations with others and their place in the world.
  

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Contents

THE STATEINSOCIETY APPROACH A NEW DEFINITION OF THE STATE AND TRANSCENDING THE NARROWLY CONSTRUCTED WOR...
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A MODEL OF STATESOCIETY RELATIONS
41
STRONG STATES WEAK STATES POWER AND ACCOMODATION
58
AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE STATE STRUGGLES FOR DOMINATION
97
WHY DO SO MANY STATES STAY INTACT?
135
INDIVIDUAL CHANGE IN THE MIDST OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHANGE
173
STUDYING THE POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE THE STATE OF THE ART
195
STUDYING THE STATE
231
Bibliography
265
Index
287
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