States and collective action : the European experience (Book, 1988) []
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States and collective action : the European experience

States and collective action : the European experience

Author: Pierre Birnbaum
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Birnbaum argues that it is only through divergent state-formation that regional and national state variations can be explained.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Birnbaum
ISBN: 052132548X 9780521325486
OCLC Number: 434986800
Description: 232 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Mobilisation theory and the state: the missing element; 2. States, free riders and collective movements; 3. The state and mobilisation for war: the case of the French Revolution; 4. Ideology, collective action and the state: Germany, England, France; 5. Individual action, collective action and worker's strategy: the United States, Great Britain and France; 6. The state versus corporatism: France and England; 7. The Nazi collective movement against the Prussian state; 8. Territorial and ethnic mobilisation in Scotland, Brittany and Catalonia; 9. Nation, state and culture: the example of Zionism; 10. The state, the police and the West Indians: collective movements in Great Britain; Conclusion: the end of the state? from differentiation to dedifferentiation; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Pierre Birnbaum.
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'Lucid, systematic, and relentless, Pierre Birnbaum never lets his readers slide by with easy generalisations about political processes or their origins. His historically informed work makes all Read more...

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