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State

Why the state? The state is a faceless entity that is sovereign, which consists of institutions that govern the general population of a certain territory. This jurisdiction on a particular territory is practiced through different uses of power. First and foremost the state uses its power to legitimize its actions towards the population under it. It legitimizes all that is what the state think is good for the nation. Pierre Bourdieu discusses these modern tendencies of the state, which was...

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Fragile States

used in this publication, and examines contemporary understanding of the state, the internal process of statebuilding, and the qualities that define fragile and resilient states. SUPPORTING STATEBUILDING IN SITUATIONS OF CONFLICT AND FRAGILITY: POLICY GUIDANCE – © OECD 2011 FRAMEWORK FRAMEWORK 20 – PART I. 1. STATEBUILDING IN FRAGILE CONTEXTS: KEY TERMS AND CONCEPTS Contemporary understandings of the state States are the principal institutional and organisational units that exercise...

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Enemy of the State

An Analysis of Enemy of the State Enemy of the State is a classical tale of good versus evil, complete with a tortured hero and a powerful villain. The plot revolves around Washington lawyer Robert Dean (Will Smith), an average family man, who suddenly finds his life turned upside down when an old acquaintance slips a video tape that no one is supposed to ever see into his shopping bag. The tape contains footage of the murder of a United States senator by a member of the National Security Agency...

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The Modern State

The modern state The rise of the "modern state" as a public power constituting the supreme political authority within a defined territory is associated with western Europe's gradual institutional development beginning in earnest in the late 15th century, culminating in the rise of absolutism and capitalism. As Europe's dynastic states — England under the Tudors, Spain under the Hapsburgs, and France under the Bourbons — embarked on a variety of programs designed to increase centralized political...

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Elements of State

4 ELEMENTS OF STATE | by Phatsakone Chanhchom on March 9th, 20100 COMMENTSShare | Following the Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of states which was a treaty signed at Montevideo, Uruguay, on December 26th, 1933.The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: (a) a permanent population (people); (b) a defined territory; (c) government (political authority); and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states (diplomat recognition...

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State Sovereignty

Krasner, from “Sovereignty,” Foreign Policy (January/February 2001) Kimberly Weir, from “The Waning State of Sovereignty,” An Original Essay Written for This Volume (2002) __________________________________________________________________ State Sovereignty is an issue that has become controversial under globalization, and the subject of this review. Sovereignty is defined as the situation where a State is an autonomous and independent entity, with the total freedom to make its own decisions in all...

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Modern State

What does the modern state do? What are the salient features of the modern state? a. intrusive and regulative i. restricts individual freedom ii. control all citizens lives everywhere iii. the state is an omnipresent busy body b. extractive c. coercive i. monopoly over mens of violence ii. coerce us into willing/ unwilling means ALL THE STATES HAVE THESE FEATURES. THE DIFFERENCE IS ONE OF DEGREE RATHER THAN KIND. 2. How has the modern state appeared and evolved...

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Napoleon Bonaparte and Is Modern State

Bonaparte instituted lasting reforms that mark the transition from absolute government to the modern state. One of Napoleon's greatest contributions was the codification of French law and especially the great Civil Code that replaced the 360 local codes of the Ancient Regime. It was a combination of the egalitarianism of the Revolution and the authoritarianism of Napoleon. The code forbade privileges based on birth, allowed freedom of religion, and specified that government jobs go to the most qualified...

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The rise of the Modern State

Second Week’s Topic: A. Introduction 1. Clarification of David Held’s position and argument the analysis of the modern state Focus: the “construction”/ “the making of” the modern state. What does “construction”/ “the making of” mean in this context? Modern state as an “European” invention “Decisive role” of the modern state in the development of modernity 2. State societies versus stateless societies Informal mechanisms of government / institutionalization of government No clear...

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The State And The State Of The Environment In The Philippines

The State and the State of the Environment in the Philippines The clamor for environmental preservation became stronger when the issues of global warming and environmental degradation took centerstage. All around the world, states have been doing their best to pass legislations that would protect the environment for the use of the future generation. Hence, the concept of sustainable development has also developed in response to the global issue—something that the past development planners did not...

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