The State of the State: The Model of the Modern State and Its Contemporary Transformation

@article{Axtmann2004TheSO,
  title={The State of the State: The Model of the Modern State and Its Contemporary Transformation},
  author={R. Axtmann},
  journal={International Political Science Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={25},
  pages={259 - 279}
}
  • R. Axtmann
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • International Political Science Review
  • The first part of this article sketches the ideal-type of the territorially consolidated, sovereign nation-state. The second part discusses how the assumptions of “homogeneity,” “unity,” and “sovereignty” that underlie this ideal-type have become problematized over the past few decades. The moves toward a state form that institutionalizes polycentricity, heterogeneity, and plurality are discussed in the context of the conflict between nationalism and multiculturalism; the internationalization… CONTINUE READING
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