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Right-sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders

Brendan O'Leary, Ian S. Lustick, and Thomas Callaghy (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244904
eISBN:
9780191600050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244901.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This edited volume investigates the causes and consequences of the politics of moving borders. The theoretical concept of right‐sizing the state is developed from Ian Lustick's theory of state ... More


Introduction

Brendan O'Leary

in Right-sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244904
eISBN:
9780191600050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244901.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Brendan O’Leary identifies the main goal of the volume, which is to investigate the causes and consequences of the politics of moving borders. He defines ‘right‐sizing’ as the preferences of ... More


The Elements of Right‐Sizing and Right‐Peopling the State

Brendan O'Leary

in Right-sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244904
eISBN:
9780191600050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244901.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Brandan O’Leary sets up a framework for a broad theory of right‐sizing the state. He addresses the distinctiveness of modern state borders, the centrality of nationality and ethnicity that makes ... More


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