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Theories of the state

Theories of the state

Cronin, Bruce ORCID: 0000-0002-3776-8924 (2009) Theories of the state. In: O'Hara, Phillip Anthony, (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Public Policy: Governance in a Global Age. Global Political Economy Research Unit, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 644-653. ISBN 0-515-46411-X (pbk - set), 0-515-78322-X (hbk - set)

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[Introduction] The recent, unparalleled ascendancy of the liberal democratic state may seem to render alternative theories of the state redundant. But while the prevailing view might be that “I have seen the future, and it works”, it was not so long ago that this was said about a very different type of state. And while the liberal democratic state is an abundant form of government, in practice this often reflects an uneasy compromise of conflicting conceptions of politics. It thus remains important to unpick the theoretical underpinnings of conceptions of the state.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] This chapter comes from Volume 3 of a 4-volume set called International Encyclopedia of Public Policy - Governance in a Global Age. The title of Volume 3 is - Public Policy and Political Economy. [2] Copyright: © 2009 Editorial matter and selection, Phillip Anthony O’Hara; Individual chapters, the contributors.
Uncontrolled Keywords: directorships, companies, state theory, governance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA)
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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