Theories of the Democratic State by John DryzekTheories of the Democratic State by John Dryzek

Theories of the Democratic State

byJohn Dryzek

Paperback | May 14, 2009

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This major work provides a broad-ranging assessment of classical and contemporary theories of the state, focusing primarily on the democratic state. As well as outlining theories used to understand the state, it examines critiques of modern states that have emerged from feminism, environmentalism, neo-conservatism and post-modernism.
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.
Title:Theories of the Democratic StateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.81 inPublished:May 14, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230542875

ISBN - 13:9780230542877

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Table of Contents

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.