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The Past and the Future of State Power in Africa Revised for the New Paperback Edition

Jeffrey Herbst

in States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164137
eISBN:
9781400852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164137.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the patterns of state consolidation in Africa over the last several hundred years. A review of the trajectories of states is valuable because many of the fundamental features of ... More


The Challenge of State-Building in Africa

Jeffrey Herbst

in States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164137
eISBN:
9781400852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164137.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines three sets of issues that present a challenge to state-building in Africa: the cost of expanding the domestic power infrastructure; the nature of national boundaries; and the ... More


In Search of the Ancient Constitution: Historiography of the Nation

Michael Keating

in Plurinational Democracy: Stateless Nations in a Post-Sovereignty Era

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240760
eISBN:
9780191599644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240760.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Self‐determination claims are often based on historic rights. In this, they are no different from the claims made for the existing states. State historiography tends to provide a teleological vision ... More


The Coin of the African Realm

Jeffrey Herbst

in States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164137
eISBN:
9781400852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164137.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the politics of the currency in West Africa from the beginning of the twentieth century. A public series of debates over the nature of the currency occurred in West Africa ... More


The Politics of Migration and Citizenship

Jeffrey Herbst

in States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164137
eISBN:
9781400852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164137.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how changing patterns of migration and the dynamics of citizenship laws both affect and reflect the abilities of African states to consolidate power. It shows that these two ... More


Introduction: The International Dimensions of State Weakness

Melissa M. Lee

in Crippling Leviathan: How Foreign Subversion Weakens the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748363
eISBN:
9781501748387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748363.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the problem of incomplete state consolidation—the failure to govern the entirety of a state’s territory. In the 30 years since the end of the Cold ... More


From precarious employment to precarious retirement: neoliberal health and long-term care in the United States

Larry Polivka and Baozhen Luo

in Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Neoliberal political economies have emerged across the west over the last 40 years. This development has been driven by several forces including public policy regimes that prioritize privatization of ... More


Comparative foreign policies: explaining foreign policy variation

Raymond Hinnebusch

in The International Politics of the Middle East

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719053450
eISBN:
9781781700204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719053450.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter uses comparative analysis to elucidate how the interaction between the system level and particular state formation paths shapes similarities and differences in states' international ... More


The State of State Authority

Melissa M. Lee

in Crippling Leviathan: How Foreign Subversion Weakens the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748363
eISBN:
9781501748387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748363.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter defines state authority. To exercise state authority is to govern: to make and enforce rules and regulations, and to provide services. Today’s states are expected to regulate, enforce, ... More


The Ancient Constitution, the Social Contract, and the Modern State

Jacob T. Levy

in Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198717140
eISBN:
9780191785900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717140.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Early modern state consolidation, centralization, and absolutism were met with appeals to an old normative order, the so-called Gothic constitution or ancient constitution. This resistance to ... More


The Strategy of Foreign Subversion

Melissa M. Lee

in Crippling Leviathan: How Foreign Subversion Weakens the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748363
eISBN:
9781501748387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748363.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents the core theoretical argument of this book: states with incompatible policy interests subvert state authority in the pursuit of foreign policy objectives against their ... More


From Bullets to Bureaucracy

Casey Marina Lurtz

in From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781503603899
eISBN:
9781503608474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603899.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Order and progress have long defined both the ambitions and achievements of governments across Latin America at the turn of the century. This chapter demonstrates how local actors also put those ... More


East Asia's Other Miracle: Explaining the Decline of Mass Atrocities

Alex J. Bellamy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198777939
eISBN:
9780191823398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777939.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

East Asia, until recently a boiling pot of massacre and blood-letting, has achieved relative peace. A region that at the height of the Cold War had accounted for around 80 percent of the world’s mass ... More


Conclusion

Casey Marina Lurtz

in From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781503603899
eISBN:
9781503608474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603899.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This conclusion illustrates how the book has sought to advance a history of the export boom that understands late nineteenth century globalization through the activities of all those involved in ... More


The Historical Pattern of State Formation in Upland Southeast Asia

Enze Han

in Asymmetrical Neighbors: Borderland State Building between China and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190688301
eISBN:
9780190688332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688301.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 3 introduces the historical background of the upland Southeast Asia borderland area. It analyzes how the upland area and its people were perceived by valley states and attempts made by those ... More


Putin’s System

Andrei P. Tsygankov

in The Strong State in Russia: Development and Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199336203
eISBN:
9780190207328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336203.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The process of recovering from transition returned the Russian state to a cycle of consolidation. Russia’s new leader, Vladimir Putin, wanted to revive the state by selectively liberalizing the ... More


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