The Always Embedded State: Six Types of State-Society Interaction

  title={The Always Embedded State: Six Types of State-Society Interaction},
  author={Marian Negoita},
  journal={International Review of Social Research},
  pages={172 - 184}
  • M. Negoita
  • Published 1 December 2018
  • Sociology
  • International Review of Social Research
Abstract This paper offers a critical analysis of the concept of embeddedness as currently used in political sociology and state theory. It argues that the concept of embeddedness can be successfully used to solve a current theoretical impasse – namely, how to conceptualize statesociety relations. The paper creates a conceptual space at the intersection of two axes of variation: the pattern of embeddedness (mono-versus multi-embeddedness) and the degree of state autonomy (captive versus… 

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