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Beyond the state : an introductory critique

Author: John Hoffman
Publisher: Cambridge, UK Polity Press 1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats

In this critical introduction to the state, Hoffman argues that, with the industrialization of war, states are now capable of destroying humanity itself. If we are to have a future at all, he  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Hoffman
ISBN: 074561180X 9780745611808 0745611818 9780745611815
OCLC Number: 247513974
Description: VIII, 249 Seiten
Contents: Part 1 Identifying the problem: can the state be defined?; force, state and government.; when does the state become the state?; the state as contraiction; the problem of legitimacy. Part 2 Challenges and alternative critiques: liberalism.; anarchism.; marxism; feminism; postmodernism. Part 3 The practical implications of the critique: international society; democracy and the movement beyond the state.
Responsibility: John Hoffman


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"John Hoffmana s Beyond the State is an important book. The modern state is undergoing extremely complex changes and has predictably been a subject of agonised philosophical debate. John Hoffmana s Read more...

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