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  • States Within Statesby Paul Kingston; Ian Spears

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 110.00

    Many of the existing juridical states in the Third World remain fragile and prone to collapse. Yet, these conditions have not always given way to anarchy. In some cases, the breakdown of weak and often arbitrary states has given way to more coherent and viable, though not necessarily benevolent, political entities. This book examines the extent to... more...

  • Global Forces and State Restructuringby Professor Martin Doornbos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 123.00

    This study explores a range of dynamics in state-society relations which are crucial to an understanding of the contemporary world: processes of state formation, collapse and restructuring, all strongly influenced by globalization in its various respects. Particular attention is given to externally orchestrated state restructuring. more...

  • A History of Medieval Political Thoughtby Joseph Canning

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 34.95

    Incorporating research previously unavailable in English, this clear guide gives a synthesis of the latest scholarship providing the historical and intellectual context for political ideas. This accessible and lucid guide to medieval political thought * gives a synthesis of the latest scholarship * incorporates the results of research until now... more...

  • Aquinas: Political Writingsby Thomas Aquinas; R. W. Dyson

    Posts and Telecommunications Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    A major addition to the Cambridge Texts series of writings by Thomas Aquinas (1225?1274). more...

  • The Rise and Decline of the Stateby Martin van Creveld

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    This unique volume traces the history of the state from its beginnings to the present day. more...

  • State/Spaceby Neil Brenner; Bob Jessop; Martin Jones; Gordon Macleod

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    This groundbreaking, interdisciplinary volume brings together diverse analyses of state space in historical and contemporary capitalism. The first volume to present an accessible yet challenging overview of the changing geographies of state power under capitalism. A unique, interdisciplinary collection of contributions by major theorists and analysts... more...

  • Changes of Stateby Annabel S. Brett

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    This is a book about the theory of the city or commonwealth, what would come to be called the state, in early modern natural law discourse. Annabel Brett takes a fresh approach by looking at this political entity from the perspective of its boundaries and those who crossed them. She begins with a classic debate from the Spanish sixteenth century over... more...

  • Alternative Theories of the Stateby Professor Steven Pressman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 135.00

    This book examines the role and function of the state in contemporary economics from a number of diverse economic perspectives, including Austrian, feminist, institutionalist, Marxian, radical and Post Keynesian. more...

  • The State: Historical and Political Dimensionsby Richard English; Charles Townshend

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00

    Drawing on current debates on secessions within the United Kingdom, this book analyses the British State today and looks at its place in the future. Featuring original contributions from a variety of disciplines, this study tackles the problem of defining and studying the state and looks at the role the nation-state has played as the basic political... more...

  • Marsilius of Padua and 'The Truth of History'by George Garnett

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 109.99

    This book presents a radical reinterpretation of the great medieval thinker, Marsilius of Padua. George Garnett's iconoclastic re-reading of Marsilius's work - based on a careful attention to the texts - overturns the widely accepted view of him as a secular political theorist and proponent of republicanism, and re-establishes him in his proper... more...