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Unbundling the state What is the state?
What is the state? Assumed to be a ‘nationalterritorial totality’ comprised of: territory, govt, people, society The state is an institution which enjoys ‘the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory’ (Weber) Definitions of the state
Definitions of the state
‘A set of administrative, policing and military organisations headed, and more of less coordinated by, by an executive authority’ (Skocpol,1986) Establishment of the modern Establishment of the modern state Charles Tilly, Coercion, Capital and European States AD 9901990, 1990 State formation based on: “War makes States, States make War” State formation based on:
State formation based on:
2. Capital accumulation Nationstates converged when resources couldn’t easily = warmaking potential
1. State capacity
State capacity Micheal Mann, Sources of Social Power, Vol I & II, 1986, 1993. IEMP Model: The ‘polymorphous state’
Military power Political Power State autonomy The state apparatus independent of society? Despotic and Infrastructural power State power: international (& State power: international (& domestic) Strong states Weak States The state in IR
The state in IR State evolved through war States have legitimate use of force States have different capacity and adapt to the int system States are viewed as autonomous from society makes them strong or weak ...
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- Weber, Intimidation, Charles Tilly, Micheal Mann