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Coercion and Consent: Studies on the Modern State

Coercion and Consent: Studies on the Modern State

John R. Hall

ISBN: 978-0-745-66692-1

May 2013, Polity

240 pages

$26.95

Description

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.
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.

* In contrast to many books concerned with modernity/postmodernity debates which focus on the cultural sphere, John Hall examines the key institutional structures and processes of modernity.
* In particular, the book examines the form and character of capitalism, war, late development, civil society and the causes and collapse of socialism. The author also addresses the revival of nationalism and the possibilities of democratization.
* This book combines historical insight with sustained political and social analysis.