Crises, crisis-management and state restructuring : what future for the state?

Jessop, Bob (2015) Crises, crisis-management and state restructuring : what future for the state? Policy and Politics, 43 (4). pp. 475-492. ISSN 0305-5736

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This article explores challenges to the state and state power originating in the world market and the world of states. It proposes an approach useful for this and other purposes and identifies reference points for discussing recent challenges. This cannot be the 'state in general' but must comprise well-specified, actually existing state forms. It then explores crises as an objectively overdetermined, subjectively indeterminate condensation of challenges that pose problems of crisis-management and may also lead to crises of crisis-management. It examines the interaction of economic and political crises and their possible role in the alleged decline of liberal democracy.

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This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Policy and Politics. The definitive publisher-authenticated versionCrises, crisis-management and state restructuring: what future for the state? Author: Jessop, Bob Source: Policy & Politics, Volume 43, Number 4, October 2015, pp. 475-492(18) is available online at:
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