Theories of the Democratic State

Theories of the Democratic State

By: Patrick Dunleavy (author), John Dryzek (author)Hardback

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The major text begins by surveying the classical theories of the state. The core chapters then address the dominant pluralist and post-pluralist approaches to understanding the modern liberal democratic state, the main critiques from feminism, new elitism, green theory, neo-conservatism, and the challenges of globalization and postmodernism.

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JOHN S. DRYZEK is Professor of Political Science and Australian Research Council Federation Fellow in the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. PATRICK DUNLEAVY is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Chair at the London School of Economics and Politics Science, UK.


Introduction: The State and Liberal Democratic Politics PART I: CLASSICAL VIEWS Pluralism Elite Theory Marxism Market Liberalism PART II: PLURALIST TRANSFORMATIONS From Neo-Pluralism to Governance Competitive Electoral Politics Identity Politics PART III: CRITIQUES OF THE STATE Democratic Critique and Renewal Feminist Theory of the State Environmental Theory of the State The Conservative Reaction PART IV: BEYOND THE STATE Post-Modernism Globalization Current and Future Debates About the State

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  • publication date: 14/05/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780230542860
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 394
  • ID: 9780230542860
  • weight: 695
  • ISBN10: 0230542867

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