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States and power

Author: Richard Lachmann
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2010.
Series: Political sociology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"States over the past 500 years have become the dominant institutions on Earth, exercising vast and varied authority over the economic well-being, health, welfare, and very lives of their citizens. This concise and engaging book explains how power became centralized in states at the expense of the myriad of other polities that had battled one another over previous millennia."--Provided by publisher.
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Lachmann, Richard.
States and power.
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2010
(OCoLC)741485424
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lachmann
ISBN: 9780745645384 0745645380 9780745645391 0745645399
OCLC Number: 463638336
Description: xiv, 234 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Before states --
The origins of states --
Nations and citizens --
States and capitalist development --
Democracy, civil rights, and social benefits --
State breakdowns --
The future.
Series Title: Political sociology series.
Responsibility: Richard Lachmann.

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