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The Sovereign State and Its Competitors : An Analysis of Systems Change

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The Sovereign State and Its Competitors : An Analysis of Systems Change
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The Sovereign State and Its Competitors
Title remainder
An Analysis of Systems Change
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eng
Summary
The present international system, composed for the most part of sovereign, territorial states, is often viewed as the inevitable outcome of historical development. Hendrik Spruyt argues that there was nothing inevitable about the rise of the state system, however. Examining the competing institutions that arose during the decline of feudalism--among them urban leagues, independent communes, city states, and sovereign monarchies--Spruyt disposes of the familiar claim that the superior size and war-making ability of the sovereign nation-state made it the natural successor to the feudal system. The author argues that feudalism did not give way to any single successor institution in simple linear fashion. Instead, individuals created a variety of institutional forms, such as the sovereign, territorial state in France, the Hanseatic League, and the Italian city-states, in reaction to a dramatic change in the medieval economic environment. Only in a subsequent selective phase of institutional evolution did sovereign, territorial authority prove to have significant institutional advantages over its rivals. Sovereign authority proved to be more successful in organizing domestic society and structuring external affairs. Spruyt's interdisciplinary approach not only has important implications for change in the state system in our time, but also presents a novel analysis of the general dynamics of institutional change
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320.1/5
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
Princeton studies in international history and politics
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  • Europas historie
  • Statskundskab
  • Statsteori
  • Sovereignty
  • Europe
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adult
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The Sovereign State and Its Competitors : An Analysis of Systems Change
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MWT15052959
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9780691213057
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computer
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MWT15052959
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The Sovereign State and Its Competitors : An Analysis of Systems Change
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT15052959
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780691213057
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT15052959
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
15052959
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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