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States and Citizens

States and Citizens
History, Theory, Prospects

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Quentin Skinner, David Runciman, Gianfranco Poggi, Magnus Ryan, Almut Høfert, Martin van Gelderen, Annabel Brett, Judith Vega, Lucian Jaume, Sudipta Kaviraj, Bo Stråth, Michele Riot Sarcey, Andy Dobson
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  • Date Published: November 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521539265

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  • Coverage of the Western European experience is wide-ranging in this survey of perceptions of the state, its history, and prospects in the contemporary world. The greatest post-colonial democratic state, India, is also discussed as an important comparative example. Contributions by a distinguished pan-European team of authors ensure this study's value to students and teachers of the history of ideas, political theory and European studies.

    • Renowned editorial and contributor team on a subject of massive current interest
    • Genuinely international, with contributions by senior scholars from across Europe
    • Coherent, integrated, and very accessible - Skinner's introductory chapter will be much read, cited and discussed by students from upper-undergraduate level upwards
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    • Date Published: November 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521539265
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. States and Citizens: Setting the Scene:
    1. States and the freedom of citizens Quentin Skinner
    2. The concept of the state: the sovereignty of a fiction David Runciman
    3. Citizens and the state: retrospect and prospect Gianfranco Poggi
    Part II. The Medieval Background:
    4. Freedom, law and the Medieval state Magnus Ryan
    5. States, cities and citizens in the later Middle Ages Almut Høfert
    Part III. Early-modern Developments:
    6. The state and its rivals in early-modern Europe Martin van Gelderen
    7. The development of the idea of citizens' rights Annabel Brett
    Part IV. Citizens, States and Modernity:
    8. Enlightenment's differences, today's identities Judith Vega
    9. Citizen and state under the French Revolution Lucian Jaume
    10. A state of contradictions: political power in modern India Sudipta Kaviraj
    Part V. After the Modern State:
    11. The state and its critics: is there a post-modern challenge? Bo Stråth
    12. Citizenship and equality of the sexes: the French model in question Michele Riot Sarcey
    13. States, citizens and the environment Andy Dobson.

  • Editors

    Quentin Skinner, University of Cambridge
    Quentin Skinner is Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge, and one of the leading historians in the world today.

    Bo Stråth, European University Institute, Florence
    Bo Stråth is Professor of Contemporary History at the European University Institute, Florence.


    Quentin Skinner, David Runciman, Gianfranco Poggi, Magnus Ryan, Almut Høfert, Martin van Gelderen, Annabel Brett, Judith Vega, Lucian Jaume, Sudipta Kaviraj, Bo Stråth, Michele Riot Sarcey, Andy Dobson

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