Coercion and Consent

Coercion and Consent : Studies on the Modern State

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This volume examines the key institutional structures and processes of modernity. In particular, it examines the form and character of capitalism, the dynamics of war, problems of late development, the nature of civil society, causes of the collapse of state socialism, the revival of nationalism and possibilities for democratization. The central thesis of the book is that modernity arrived well before most social theorists imagined, and it established structures of power and expectation that look set to remain far longer than the theorists of postmodernity more

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  • Hardback | 225 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 074561194X
  • 9780745611945

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1. Capstones and Organisms. 2. A Curious Stability. 3. An Absolute Collapse. 4. State Power and Patterns of Late Development (written with Ding-Xin Zhao). 5. Consolidations of Democracy. 6. Nationalisms, Classified and Explained. 7. Will the United States Decline as did Britain? 8. The Weary Titan? Arms and Empire, 1870-1913. Conculsion: The State of more

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