Category Archives: State

Beyond Markets and States – Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems

The most important lesson for public policy analysis derived from the intellectual journey I have outlined here is that humans have a more complex motivational structure and more capability to solve social dilemmas than posited in earlier rational-choice theory. Designing … Continue reading

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The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

In 1884 Frederick Engels first published The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State. This work systematically set out to provide a social explanation for the emergence of women’s oppression with the development of the social institutions of … Continue reading

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Des Subalternes au Pouvoir. Autour de la vague Progressiste en Amérique Latine

Quelques décennies après l’explosion académique des « études subalternes », plusieurs États latino-américains ont vu l’ascension au pouvoir politique de forces issues des classes et couches subalternes. D’après Robert Cavooris, ces épisodes révolutionnaires ont révélé les limites profondes du paradigme … Continue reading

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The End of Protest – How Free-Market Capitalism Learned to Control Dissent

In The End of Protest, Alasdair Roberts explains how, in the modern age, governments learned to unleash market forces while also avoiding protest about the market’s failures. Roberts argues that in the last three decades, the two countries that led … Continue reading

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Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages

Where does the nation-state end and globalization begin? In Territory, Authority, Rights, one of the world’s leading authorities on globalization shows how the national state made today’s global era possible. Saskia Sassen argues that even while globalization is best understood … Continue reading

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How the Surveillance State Breeds Conformity and Fear

The Surveillance State hovers over any attacks that meaningfully challenge state-appropriated power. It doesn’t just hover over it. It impedes it, it deters it and kills it. That’s its intent. It does that by design. And so, understanding what the … Continue reading

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Lo que mueve al partido de la prensa

La lectura diaria de los periódicos puede ser un interesante ejercicio de sociología política si tomamos los contenidos de los editoriales y las principales columnas de opinión por lo que son en realidad: una traducción ideológica de los intereses del … Continue reading

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“El Estado se construyó sobre un Genocidio de los Pueblos Originarios”

Integrante de la Red de Investigaciones en Genocidio y doctora en Antropología, Diana Lenton aporta pruebas del genocidio de los pueblos originarios. Campos de concentración, asesinatos masivos, fusilamientos y niños robados. El papel del Estado, la sociedad y los intelectuales. … Continue reading

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Jacques Derrida – Rogues: two essays on reason

Read Here, Derrida deconstructs the notions of sovereignty, democracy, reason, terrorism, and rogue states. In his typically rigorous fashion, Derrida examines in detail the ways that language constructs and deconstructs our political ideas. Thus, “Pure sovereignty does not exist; it … Continue reading

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