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Modeling the State: An Actor-Network Approach

  • Jan-Hendrik Passoth
  • Nicholas J. Rowland
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy book series (SKP)

Abstract

The modern state emerged as much more than an idea, although one might get that terrifically wrong impression from literature on the history of political thought dating back to Rousseau, Hobbes, and Machiavelli, and most introductory textbooks on political theory. It was also more than just a claim utilized by social and political movement activists of the 18th century, although this equally wrong impression is fueled by now-classic accounts of the historical emergence of the modern nation state during the Enlightenment.

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