Broad-ranging in its coverage and truly international in scope, this major new text introduces all the main competing theoretical approaches to the study of the state as well as key contested issues in relation to globalization, new forms of governance, the changing public/private boundary, changes in the powers and capacities of states, and the differences between advanced liberal democratic and other states. Chapters have been specially commissioned to a common format and are written by an international cast of leading authorities.
COLIN HAY is Professor of Political Sociology and Head of Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK. MICHAEL LISTER is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Oxford Brookes University, UK. DAVID MARSH is Professor of Political Sociology and Head of Department of Sociology, University of Birmingham, UK.