The Modern State

3rd Edition

Christopher Pierson, Christopher Pierson

Published July 8, 2011
Textbook - 224 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415587624 - CAT# Y109779

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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, including substantial new material on the financial crisis and the environment.

Subjects covered include:

• The evolution of the state system
• Placing the state in modernity
• States and societies
• State and economy
• States and citizens
• States and the international order
• States of the twenty-first century

This book is essential reading for all those studying the state, international relations and comparative politics.


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