World Society and the Nation‐State

@article{Meyer1997WorldSA,
  title={World Society and the Nation‐State},
  author={John W. Meyer and John Boli and G. Thomas and F. O. Ramirez},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={1997},
  volume={103},
  pages={144 - 181}
}
The authors analyze the nation‐state as a worldwide institution constructed by worldwide cultural and associational processes, developing four main topics: (1) properties of nation‐states that result from their exogenously driven construction, including isomorphism, decoupling, and expansive structuration; (2) processes by which rationalistic world culture affects national states; (3) characteristics of world society that enhance the impact of world culture on national states and societies… Expand

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