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    THE STATE AND STATE-BUILDING Bob Jessop The state has been studied from many perspectives but no single theory can fully capture and explain its complexities. States and the interstate system provide a moving target because of their complex developmental logics and because there are continuing attempts to transform them. Moreover‚ despite tendencies to reify the state and treat it as standing outside and above society‚ there can be no adequate theory of the state without a wider theory of society

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    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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    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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    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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    Small States

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    Why do political demands for smaller states and bifurcation arise? There are‚ of course‚ emotional considerations like culture‚ language‚ religion and a sense of economic and regional deprivation. But more importantly‚ politicians envision additional posts of power as chief ministers or ministers‚ leaders of the opposition‚ Assembly speakers and so on. Similarly‚ government servants think of becoming chief secretaries or secretaries‚ DGs of police‚ chief-engineers‚ directors and so on. A common

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    Modern State

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    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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    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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    impact on the state sovereignty. There are increasing political‚ economic‚ and social forces that degrade the importance and authority of states creating an avenue for a more incorporation. This has put the question of whether or not the factors of globalization did decrease the sovereignty of states. The primary issue being debated is largely concerning the prospect of the state sovereignty. Will the state maintain its key role in the international system or be overshadowed. The state system has evolved

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    State Shapes

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    State Shapes 1. One distinct shape is not better than another‚ as it depends on the state’s situation. Politically‚ compact states are by far the best. The government is close to all portions of the state‚ rather than any other state shapes. For example‚ Brussels in Belgium is more politically stable‚ mainly because of its ability to interact with the other portions of the state. In other state shapes‚ there is an area where it is more difficult to communicate with. For example‚ in a prorupt state

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    United States

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    Estime Chapter 10 Critical Thinking Cases. 10.1. Was there a contract between the Mesaros and the United States? Answer: Yes. There was a contract between Mesaros and the United States. Above on the customers signature form it stated‚ “Yes‚ please accept my order for the U.S. Liberty Coins I have indicated.” This made it a contract between Mesaros and the United States. 10.2. Did a contract to convey real property exist between Heikkila’ and McLaughlin? Answer: No. A contract to convey real

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    Theory of Origin of State

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    A Theory of the Origin of the State “Traditional theories of state origins are considered and rejected in favor of a new ecological hypothesis.” Robert L. Carneiro For the first 2 million years of his existence‚ man lived in bands or vil-lages which‚ as far as we can tell‚ were completely autonomous. Not until perhaps 5000 B.C. did villages begin to aggregate into larger political units. But‚ once this process of aggregation began‚ it continued at a progressively faster pace and led‚ around 4000

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    The State in the Modern Day Context The state can be seen as a concept which has emerged over thousands of years in order to sustain the needs of societies growing in size and complexity. This growth in size and complexity was coupled with the growing need for authority and order‚ due to special mechanisms being needed for society to benefit from its increased social power and productive capacity (Petho‚ 2010:6). State formation passes through stages of development and hinges upon ecological‚

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    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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    Rotten in the State of Denmark Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” takes place during the Middle Ages in Denmark‚ though the play is written in the mindset of those living in the duration of the English Renaissance. Elizabethans strongly believed in order restoration in society or else chaos would ensue. In a manner of emphasizing the decay and corruption throughout the play‚ Shakespeare effectively utilizes figurative language and character development in order to support the concept that “There is something

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    B: Poverty is a state of mind Even though some people make millions‚ poverty is still a problem in today’s society. There is an increasing gap between the wealthiest and the poorest people. This is also a problem in Britain. But is poverty really a state of mind? That is the controversial statement made by freelance writer Bernard Hare who in an essay from 2012 writes about his childhood in poverty in a mining family in Leeds. As an adult‚ he experiences a different kind of poverty. Bernard Hare

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    independence from foreign domination‚ a mammoth task of uniting the princely states was still to be accomplished. So‚ this massive job was handed over to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel‚ the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India. With great wisdom and political foresight‚ Sardar Patel consolidated more than five hundred princely states and brought them under Indian dominion. In the face of great adversity from some states like the Nizam of Hyderabad and Nawab of Junagarh‚ he achieved the impossible

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    State of Nature

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    What is the state of nature? The state of nature is a term in political philosophy that describes a circumstance prior to the state and society’s establishment. Philosophers‚ mainly social contract theory philosophers‚ and political thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes‚ John Locke‚ and Jean Jacques Rousseau discussed and considered the "state of nature" as a starting point to their political and philosophical ideas. John Locke‚ whose work influenced the American Declaration of Independence‚ believes that

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    State Trooper "The Life of a State Trooper” JOSHUA CHONG English 1st Period Ms. Hitchcock March 28‚ 2013 Introduction The life of a state trooper requires a lot of self-discipline and maturity. This career requires all applicants to go to a college and to a police academy. Applicants to be physically ready for the challenge. When you become a state trooper your life is on the line everyday there is also a background check that must be completed to be done. Applicants

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    WELFARE STATE: The role and significance of the Beveridge Report in establishing the Welfare State in Britain. The purpose of this essay is to look at the long history of the Welfare State in Britain and the evolving social‚ economic and political changes in society today‚ as well as the birth of the Welfare State after the Second World War which was the turning point (watershed) in British History. The freshly appointed Labour government by then took on the job of setting up a ‘welfare state’ that

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    United States

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    Are You proud of your country? I am very proud of my country. I am very lucky to be living in these United States. We have many rights and freedoms. We are all equal here. We are all lucky to have all the privileges and rights that we do have. We have freedom of speech. This means we can say and act however we feel whenever we want. In some countries‚ you are not allowed to. We also have freedom of the press. Our printing press can inform us in all the news that’s going on around the world

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