9780803993358

Dynamics of State Formation

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    9780803993358

  • ISBN10:

    0803993358

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-10-01
  • Publisher: Sage Pubns Pvt Ltd
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Summary

This collection of original essays by distinguished scholars provides a comparative analysis of the progression of state formation in India and Europe. Dynamics of State Formation highlights the differences and the commonalities in the respective patterns of state formation, offering new perspectives on the role of the state and citizenship as well as on current trends of marginalization and the emergence of social movements. Part 1 focuses on the genesis of early state forms in the Indian and European historico-cultural contexts. Part 2 discusses the processes of identity formation. The third part deals with new and emerging issues concerning the role of the state and citizenship, while Part 4 is devoted to questions raised due to trends of marginalization and resulting social movements. The volume concludes with perspectives on past and present patterns of state formation and social transformation in India and Europe. Filled with perceptive essays, Dynamics of State Formation will be of interest to researchers, academics, and advanced students in comparative politics, history, sociology, social movements, citizenship, and identity.

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: THE STATE IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Historical Experience, Cultural Traditions, State Formation and Political Dynamics in India and Europe - S N Eisenstadt with Harriet Hartman
The Formation of Modern States in Europe - Hermann von der Dunk
A Juncture of Traditions - Satish Saberwal
Traditional Empire and Modern State - Jan Heesterman
PART TWO: PROCESS OF IDENTITY FORMATION
Language Politics in India and Europe - Abram de Swaan
A Comparison Based on a Model of Conflict of Language Interests
Identity and Power in Europe and India - Martin Doornbos
Some Comparative Dynamics
PART THREE: THE ROLE OF THE STATE AND CITIZENSHIP
Cultural Diversity and the Modern State - Bhikhu Parekh
Changing Conceptions of Citizenship - Lolle Nauta
On the Exemplary Role of the Forum and the Market
The Modern State in India - Sudipta Kaviraj
Planning and Market - Harry de Haan
Recent Experiences of Europe and India
PART FOUR: MARGINALISATION AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
The New Emerging Underclass in the Netherlands - Kees Schuyt
Cultural Rights and the Definition of Community - Veena Das
Social Movements in Western Europe - Hanspeter Kriesi
An Analysis of Major Recent Trends
Social Movements and the State - Gerrit Huizer
A Comparative Study of Confrontation and Solidarity
PART FIVE: RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT
State Formation in India - Ravinder Kumar
Retrospect and Prospect
European Social Transformations and European Culture - Jan Berting

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