The Distinction Between State and Government

@article{Robinson2013TheDB,
  title={The Distinction Between State and Government},
  author={E. Robinson},
  journal={Geography Compass},
  year={2013},
  volume={7},
  pages={556-566}
}
The terms “state” and “government” are often used interchangeably in political discourse, but they can also refer to very different entities. In political geography, a distinction between the two is often not made, or made weakly. Thus, this article reviews how these terms have been used in political geography and across allied disciplines, especially in international law. Political geographers commonly seem to draw from the anthropological and sociological uses of the terms, but the… Expand
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