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Historical Forms of State

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

A summary of the stages through which the modern state has passed historically. It began as authoritarian and patrimonial in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: it was the absolutist state. In ... More


The Birth of Soviet Biopolitics

Stephen J. Collier

in Post-Soviet Social: Neoliberalism, Social Modernity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148304
eISBN:
9781400840427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148304.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter outlines the developments against which one can understand the emergence of Soviet city-building—painting a picture of successive formations of government from Petrine absolutism to ... More


Disconnecting Constitutions from Statehood: Is Global Constitutionalism a Viable Concept?

Ulrich K. Preuss

in The Twilight of Constitutionalism?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199585007
eISBN:
9780191723469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585007.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that the essence of constitutionalism is misunderstood if it is too directly linked to the concept of statehood. The principle of territoriality — which is the essence of ... More


Introduction

Julian Goodare

in State and Society in Early Modern Scotland

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207627
eISBN:
9780191677748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207627.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book is a study of a medium-sized European state as it underwent a far-reaching transition in the exercise of power. Out of the parcellized, localized, fragmented authority-structures of the ... More


The Roots of Authority

Julian Goodare

in State and Society in Early Modern Scotland

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207627
eISBN:
9780191677748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207627.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the traditional power structure of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, paying particular attention to the points which were undermined by the emergence of the absolutist ... More


Against Sovereign Impunity: The Political Theology of the International Criminal Court

Bruce Rosenstock

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter construes the recently established International Criminal Court as the “sovereignty-less conscience of humanity.” It argues that the ICC is amenable to analysis in terms of political ... More


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