Lecture 2 - The State II

Lecture 2 - The State II - 9/10/07 Poly Sci Lecture 2 The...

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9/10/07 Poly Sci Lecture 2 The State (Continued) - The “Inevitable” State? - States vs. Nations? - Challenges to the State - Why do people accept authority? - Legitimacy The Inevitable State - Roughly until 17 th century: no territorial statesl localized power and use of force shared between monarch, nobles and Catholic Church - But. ..increasing economic activity necessitates centralization of power in hands of monarchs o Led to rise in a more unified states – more clearly defined territories - Tilly: constant warfare requires large standing armies; armies require money; money requires efficient taxation efficient taxation requires public administration - Cultural and national homogenization also facilitates rise of modern state system States vs. Nations - Nation (social and cultural concept) : A group of people who feel a strong affinity for each other o Shared kinship: geographic, space, religion, community of understanding, a shared trust, etc. -
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course POLI SCI 106 taught by Professor Hererra during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.

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Lecture 2 - The State II - 9/10/07 Poly Sci Lecture 2 The...

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