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The Origins of Western Political Thought

Antony Black

in The West and Islam: Religion and Political Thought in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199533206
eISBN:
9780191714498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533206.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The problem of church and state initiated the development of Western political theory in Aquinas, John of Paris, and Marsilius. One difference between European and Islamic thought was the European ... More


A Genealogy of the Modern State: British Academy Lecture

QUENTIN SKINNER

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about the genealogy of the modern state delivered by the author at the 2008 British Academy Lecture. It explains that to investigate the genealogy of the ... More


Macroconsiderations

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

in A Theory of Fields

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter moves from the micro to the macro. In doing so it seeks to put the single field that is almost always the focus of scholarly attention into a broader field systemic context. It begins ... More


The Modern State and Military Society in the Eighteenth Century

Bernhard R. Kroener

in War and Competition between States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202141
eISBN:
9780191675188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the military society in modern European states during the 18th century. It attempts to answer the question whether the early modern state created a military instrument ... More


The Age of Reform

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the reformation of the Muslim state. By the Enlightenment period, the state's survival depended on it, in order to remain within the framework of the European balance of ... More


Anglo-Afghan Wars and State Building in Afghanistan

Thomas Barfield

in Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145686
eISBN:
9781400834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145686.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the erosion of traditional elite authority and new models of modern state building in the nineteenth century. The Anglo-Afghan wars were the crucibles that transformed the ... More


Conclusion

Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery

in Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149721
eISBN:
9781400840434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149721.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter summarizes the main points of this analysis and seeks to extend it by addressing broader comparative questions about the socialist variant of modern state-making. The Soviet ... More


To Begin

Peter Brooks

in Enigmas of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter provides an overview of some of the problems of identity. There would seem to be both public and private issues of identity. In the public sphere, in talk about crime, ... More


The Eighteenth Century as Turning Point

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the major intellectual and technological revolutions of the eighteenth century, which was driven in large part by the printed word. The dizzying pace—made possible by the ... More


Civilization or Conquest?

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter considers how, during the nineteenth century, the Muslim regions that succeeded in preserving formal independence were caught up in a race between European encroachment or interference ... More


Science, Culture, and Modern State Formation

Patrick Carroll

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247536
eISBN:
9780520932807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247536.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This study explores the profound relationship between science and government to present a new understanding of modern state formation. Beginning with the experimental science of Robert Boyle in ... More


The Political Legacy of Colonialism in South Asia

Nandini Gooptu

in India and the British Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

This chapter explores the political legacy of colonialism in South Asia, with a focus on the state, democracy and identity politics, and discusses how the colonial inheritance has been understood ... More


Reconceiving Autonomy

Jennifer Nedelsky

in Law's Relations: A Relational Theory of Self, Autonomy, and Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195147964
eISBN:
9780199918133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147964.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 3 argues against the idea of independence as a core dimension of autonomy, and explains why a relational conception of autonomy is especially well suited to the problems of the modern welfare ... More


The Legitimacy of Establishment

Pierre Rosanvallon

in Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149486
eISBN:
9781400838745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149486.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that, in order to fully understand the significance of electoral legitimation, one has to study the way in which the individualistic legal requirement is embedded in a holistic ... More


Understanding a Complex History

Hilal Elver

in The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769292
eISBN:
9780199933136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769292.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the historical roots of the current political crises associated with the headscarf controversy, taking account of its social, political and legal ramifications. Attention will ... More


The Beginnings of a Modern State

Keith Hitchins

in The Romanians, 1774–1866

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205913
eISBN:
9780191676857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205913.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the beginnings of a modern state in Romania, which became perceptible between the outbreak of the Greek War for Independence in 1821 and the revolutions of 1848. Moldavia and ... More


After Public Law

Cormac Mac Amhlaigh, Claudio Michelon, and Neil Walker (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669318
eISBN:
9780191749353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669318.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Public law has been conceived in many different ways, sometimes overlapping, often conflicting. However, in recent years a common theme running through the discussions of public law is one of loss. ... More


The Rise of the Fiscal State in Europe c.1200–1815

Richard Bonney (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204022
eISBN:
9780191676093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204022.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book builds up a comprehensive analysis of the fiscal history of Europe over six centuries. It forms a fundamental starting-point for an understanding of the distinctiveness of the emerging ... More


The modern democratic nation-state

Helen Thompson

in Might, Right, Prosperity and Consent: Representative Democracy and the International Economy 1919–2001

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077500
eISBN:
9781781701607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077500.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reports the development of representative democracy, and also explores the problem of the authority of the state in representative democracies. The modern state became a relationship of ... More


Conclusion

Patrick Carroll

in Science, Culture, and Modern State Formation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247536
eISBN:
9780520932807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247536.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter discusses the arts of government in relation to the practices of engine science and suggests that a form of “engineering governmentality” develops that cuts across and undergirds ... More


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