Coercion and Consent

Coercion and Consent : Studies on the Modern State

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This book examines the key institutional structures and processes of modernity. Combining historical insight with sustained political and social analysis, Hall analyses the form and character of capitalism, war, late development, civil society and the the causes and collapse of socialism and addesses the revival of nationalism and the possibilities of democratization.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 240 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745666914
  • 9780745666914

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. 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 Britain did?. 8. The Weary Titan? Arms and Empire, 1870-1913. Conclusion: The State of Post-Modernism. Index.show more

About John R. Hall

John Hall is the author of many books including Powers and Liberties: The Causes and Consequences of the Rise of the West (Blackwell, 1985), States in History (editor, Blackwell, 1986), Liberalism: Politics, Ideology and the Market (Paladin, 1988).show more