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  • The Modern Stateby Christopher Pierson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    The modern state is hugely important in our everyday lives. It takes nearly half our income in taxes. It registers our births, marriages and deaths. It educates our children and pays our pensions. It has a unique power to compel, in some cases exercising the ultimate sanction of preserving life or ordering death. Yet most of us would struggle to say... more...

  • The Modern Stateby Christopher Pierson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 57.95

    The modern state is hugely important in our everyday lives. It takes nearly half our income in taxes. It registers our births, marriages and deaths. It educates our children and pays our pensions. It has a unique power to compel, in some cases exercising the ultimate sanction of preserving life or ordering death. Yet most of us would struggle to say... more...

  • The Modern Stateby Christopher Pierson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    The new edition of this well-established and highly regarded textbook continues to provide the clearest and most comprehensive introduction to the modern state. It examines the state from its historical origins at the birth of modernity to its current jeopardized position in the globalized politics of the 21st Century. The book has been entirely revised... more...

  • Just Propertyby Christopher Pierson

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 89.99 US$ 80.99

    Traces the complex lineages of thinking about private property from ancient to modern times. It challenges a number of deep-seated assumptions we make about the incontestability of private property by building a careful and extended account of where these assumptions came from. more...

  • Just Propertyby Christopher Pierson

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 84.99 US$ 76.49

    This volume traces the development of ideas about property in the Western world from the early eighteenth century, through the Enlightenment and the experience of the French Revolution to the critical stance of socialists and anarchists in the nineteenth century. more...

  • Conversations with Anthony Giddensby Anthony Giddens; Christopher Pierson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    Anthony Giddens has been described as 'the most important English social philosopher of our time'. Over twenty-five years, and even more books, he has established himself as the most widely-read and widely-cited social theorist of his generation. His ideas have profoundly influenced the writing and teaching of sociology and social theory throughout... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare Stateby Francis G. Castles; Stephan Leibfried; Jane Lewis; Herbert Obinger; Christopher Pierson

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 54.99 US$ 49.49

    The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is the authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state. more...

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