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The Sociology of the State
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 171

The Sociology of the State

Too often we think of the modern political state as a universal institution, the inevitable product of History rather than a specific creation of a very particular history. Bertrand Badie and Pierre Birnbaum here persuasively argue that the origin of the state is a social fact, arising out of the peculiar sociohistorical context of Western Europe. Drawing on historical materials and bringing sociological insights to bear on a field long abandoned to jurists and political scientists, the authors lay the foundations for a strikingly original theory of the birth and subsequent diffusion of the state. The book opens with a review of the principal evolutionary theories concerning the origin of th...

Humiliation in International Relations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Humiliation in International Relations

  • Categories: Law

In international relations (IR), some states often deny the legal status of others, stigmatising their practices or even their culture. Such acts of deliberate humiliation at the diplomatic level are common occurrences in modern diplomacy. In the period following the breakup of the famous 'Concert of Europe', many kinds of club-based diplomacy have been tried, all falling short of anything like inclusive multilateralism. Examples of this effort include the G7, G8, G20 and even the P5. Such 'contact groups' are put forward as if they were actual ruling institutions, endowed with the power to exclude and marginalise. Today, the effect of such acts of humiliation is to reveal the international ...

Diplomacy of Connivance
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Diplomacy of Connivance

The Fall of the Berlin Wall left an international system without a name. Behind these imprecisions is a profound continuity: the oligarchic stubborness of the states community, started in 1815 by a diplomatic entente that has never disappeared despite highs and lows. It is embodied today in the G8 and the G20, presented by the media as the new directors of the world, though they often find themselves powerless and at an impasse. What results is what Bertrand Badie terms connivance diplomacy: limited in its performances, defensive of its privileges, intermediary between competition and cooperation, it is mostly precluding in its practices. By raising various forms of protest it confuses the international game instead of ordering it. This approach to international relations is examined here through its history, its functions, and its failures, calling into question the sometimes obscure notion of an international system.

Political Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

Political Science

Approaching the subject from a focussed international and pluralist perspective, this book provides advanced-level treatment of all the core areas to give postgraduate students a wide-ranging and dynamic introduction

The Imported State
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 278

The Imported State

This book traces the rise of the modern state in post-Enlightenment Europe and its spread to the remainder of the world, especially colonial and postcolonial societies. It shows how non-Western cultures invented their own practices of the state, thereby transforming the original model.

The Sinner and the Amnesiac
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 278

The Sinner and the Amnesiac

This is a detailed study of two intriguing figures in early rabbinic literature, shown to be products of the literary creativity of rabbinic storytellers who convey a particular ideology through the image of the rabbinic heroes they portray: Elisha ben Abuya, considered as apostate and sinner, and Eleazar ben Arach, known as the one who forgot his Torah.

International Encyclopedia of Political Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 2767

International Encyclopedia of Political Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-09-07
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  • Publisher: SAGE

With entries from leading international scholars from around the world, the International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, recognizing its theoretical foundations and including empirical findings from across the globe. The eight volumes examine all the main subdisciplines of political science and include coverage of comparative politics, epistemology, political economy, political sociology, and international relations. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, and a list of entries by subject area appears in the front of each volume for ease of use. The Encyclopedia contains a detailed index as well as extensiv...

Political Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

Political Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-03-25
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  • Publisher: SAGE

Approaching the subject from a focussed international and pluralist perspective, this book provides advanced-level treatment of all the core areas to give postgraduate students a wide-ranging and dynamic introduction

The Future of International Relations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

The Future of International Relations

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-06-29
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This book presents the state of the art of international relations theory through an analysis of the work of twelve key contemporary thinkers; John Vincent, Kenneth Waltz, Robert O. Keohane, Robert Gilpin, Bertrand Badie, John Ruggie, Hayward Alker, Nicholas G. Onuf, Alexander Wendt, Jean Bethke Elshtain, R.B.J. Walker and James Der Derian. The authors aim to break with the usual procedure in the field which juxtaposes aspects of the work of contemporary theorists with others, presenting them as part of a desembodied school of thought or paradigm. A more individual focus can demonstrate instead, the well-rounded character of some of the leading oeuvres and can thus offer a more representative view of the discipline. This book is designed to cover the work of theorists whom students of international relations will read and sometimes stuggle with. The essays can be read either as introductions to the work of these theorists or as companions to it. Each chapter attempts to place the thinker in the landscape of the discipine, to identify how they go about studying International Relations, and to discuss what others can learn from them.

L'Etat importé
  • Language: fr
  • Pages: 334

L'Etat importé

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1992-11-12
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  • Publisher: Fayard

Depuis les Lumières, la domination politique exercée par l'Occident sur les " pays du Sud " s'accompagne _ quand elle ne la précède ou ne la prépare pas _ d'une domination culturelle plus forte encore. La décolonisation, loin d'avoir fourni aux sociétés du tiers monde le moyen de trouver une organisation qui corresponde à leurs traditions, a même fortement accentué ce phénomène. Derrière une rhétorique de rupture, les leaders du Sud se font les importateurs de notre droit, de notre modèle de développement, de notre forme de démocratie représentative (même s'ils l'accommodent à leur façon). Ces Princes, leurs entourages et leurs intellectuels pensent, agissent, construis...