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Theory of the Global State

Theory of the Global State
Globality as an Unfinished Revolution

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International Relations

  • Date Published: December 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521597302

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  • This ambitious book rewrites the terms of debate about globalization. Focusing on two major new concepts--the unfinished global-democratic revolution and the global-Western state--Martin Shaw evaluates global change, considering the radical implications for social, political and international theory, and offering a fundamental critique of modern social thought and mainstream global theory. Required reading for sociology, politics and international relations, Theory of the Global State offers a historical, theoretical and political framework for understanding state and society in the emerging global age.

    • Major new contribution to debates about globalization, by an important scholar of international relations and sociology
    • The first major work from a historical sociology perspective to account for global change, and an original criticism of mainstream accounts of globalization
    • Will have widespread appeal to students of globalization in IR, politics, sociology and geography departments
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    • Date Published: December 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521597302
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Critique:
    1. Globality: historical change in our time
    2. Critique of national and international relations
    3. Intimations of globality: Hamlet without the Prince
    Part II. History and Agency:
    4. Internationalized bloc-states and democratic revolution
    5. Global revolution, counterrevolution and genocidal war
    Part III. State:
    6. State in globality
    7. Relations and forms of global state power
    8. Contradictions of state power: towards the global state?
    9. Politics of the unfinished revolution.

  • Author

    Martin Shaw, University of Sussex

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