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The Resource Leviathan 2.0 : inventing modern statehood, Charles S. Maier

Leviathan 2.0 : inventing modern statehood, Charles S. Maier

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Leviathan 2.0 : inventing modern statehood
Title
Leviathan 2.0
Title remainder
inventing modern statehood
Statement of responsibility
Charles S. Maier
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Hobbes laid the theoretical groundwork of the nation-state in Leviathan, his tough-minded treatise of 1651. Leviathan 2.0 updates this classic account to explain how modern statehood took shape between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, before it unraveled into the political uncertainty that persists today. Modern states were far from immune to the modernizing forces of war, technology, and ideology. From 1845 to 1880, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Argentina were all reconstituted through territorial violence. Europe witnessed the unification of Germany and Italy, while Asian nations such as Japan tried to mitigate foreign incursions through state-building reforms. A global wave of revolution at the turn of the century pushed the modernization process further in China, Russia, Iran, and Ottoman Turkey. By the late 1930s, with the rise of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, the momentum of history seemed to shift toward war-glorifying totalitarian states. But several variants of the modern state survived World War II: the welfare states of Western democracies; single-party socialist governments; and governments dominated by the military, especially prevalent in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. Toward the end of the twentieth century, all of these forms stood in growing tension with the transformative influences of globalized capitalism. Modern statehood recreated itself in many ways, Maier concludes, but finally had to adopt a precarious equilibrium with ever more powerful economic forces.--
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Maier, Charles S
Illustrations
illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • State, The
  • State, The
  • World politics
  • World politics
Label
Leviathan 2.0 : inventing modern statehood, Charles S. Maier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : last stands -- The world is weary of the past -- Reconstruction on a world scale -- The human zoo -- States of exception, exceptional states -- Postscript : toward Leviathan 3.0?
Control code
FIEb1760669x
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780674281325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)861478329
Label
Leviathan 2.0 : inventing modern statehood, Charles S. Maier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : last stands -- The world is weary of the past -- Reconstruction on a world scale -- The human zoo -- States of exception, exceptional states -- Postscript : toward Leviathan 3.0?
Control code
FIEb1760669x
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780674281325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)861478329

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