Jessop, Bob (2010) On historical semantics, state forms, and political regimes. Sociologica (2).Full text not available from this repository.
This comment responds to the provocative arguments of Paul du Gay and Alan Scott on recent Weberian, mainstream, and (neo-)Marxist work on the state. It first addresses their approach to defining the state, their account of periodization, and their distinction between state and regime, indicating problems with each step in this sequence of arguments. Of particular concern are confusion between state idea and the state apparatus, the need to recognize alternative bases of periodization, and the different ways in which the concept of regime is used in analyses states. The response concludes with some general remarks on how the arguments of Gay and Scott relate to the broader body of state theory and their implications for state formation and transformation.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Sociologica|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||state formation ; semiosis ; historical semantics ; State theory ; periodization ; political regime ; exceptional state ; conceptual history|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Deposited On:||18 Jun 2012 11:37|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 20:35|
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