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 and updated throughout, and there are two brand new chapters which examine the most recent developments since the publication of the first edition.
Subjects covered include:
· The nation-state in its historical context
· State and economy
· States and societies
· States and citizens
· States within the international system
· Globalisation's threat to the state
· 'Rogue' and failed states