A Contemporary Critique Of Historical Materialism The Nation State And Violence

Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520060395
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Absolutist. State. and. the. Nation-State. In the preceding discussion of traditional
states I have made virtually no mention of feudal society. Nor shall I attempt to
provide a systematic account of feudal orders in what follows. Such a tactic
sounds at first sight quite odd. For how can we understand the specific
characteristics of modern states without examining the contexts of European
feudalism out of which they arose? However, it is precisely because the modern
state has often been ...

Discourse And Knowledge

Author: Piet Strydom
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780853238058
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Violence was taken up and centralised in an institution and identified with power,
absolutist power, the power of the absolutist monarch and state. In a sense,
violence was institutionally transformed. Violence could be accessed and
employed only in certain regulated and controlled ways (Elias 1982, 235-40;
Willke 1992, 219), for instance, through state and military decisions. Since the
absolutist state through raison d'Etat retained arbitrary disposal over the law,
however, the latter did ...

The Sociology Of War And Violence

Author: Siniša Malešević
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139488597
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feudalism and the polity of estates epoch (Ständestaat), thus moving towards
absolutist rule. The absolutist model of rule was crucial in the process of state
formation as on the one hand, it, was responsible for articulating the state as a '
pre-eminent bordered power container' (Giddens 1985: 291) able to monopolise
and legitimise the use of violence within its territory, and, on the other hand, it
unwittingly created a public sphere in its pursuit of legitimacy. As Poggi (1978: 83
) argues: ...

Lineages Of The Absolutist State Verso World History Series

Author: Perry Anderson
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781680108
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It has been seen how the great crisis which struck the European economies in
the 14th and 15th centuries produced a violent manorial reaction east of the Elbe.
The seigneurial repression unleashed against the peasants increased in
intensity throughout the 16th century. The political result, in Prussia and Russia,
was an Absolutism of the East, coeval with that of the West yet basically different
in lineage. The Absolutist State in the West was the redeployed political
apparatus of a ...

The Myth Of Religious Violence

Author: William T Cavanaugh
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195385047
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Or at least by monarchs who tried to be as absolute as they could, only granting a
share in power to the aristocracy and the rising middle classes when they had to,
or as suited their convenience.”61 The third is the development of modern
science, to which Rawls devotes three sentences. Despite identifying these three
factors, Rawls continues on to discuss the Reformation alone, and says not
another word about the other two. The two sentences on the rise of the absolutist
state are ...

Violence And The State

Author: Matt Killingsworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719097029
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Parrott placed privatisation and military outsourcing at the centre of the early
modern European 'Military Revolution', with the 'Contractor State' at the heart of
provisioning, clothing and arming the large standing armies of the eighteenth
century.10 In all this, some of the most important historiographical developments
have been in relation to the ... whose sinews of war, according to Brewer, were
just as extensive as those of continental absolutist states, including Prussia. This
was a ...

Encyclopedia Of Violence Peace And Conflict

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012227010X
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Absolutist diplomacy was only a continuation of predatory warfare in which
diplomats used military threats and pleaded strategic advantage so as to arrange
marriages that brought land and revenues to the absolutist state. Related to ''
predatory warfare'' but less ongoing and connected with the routine reproduction
of states is the violence associated with the mass migration of people. Vo
̈lkerwanderung occurs outside the territorial framework of states when peoples
abandon ...

International Handbook Of Violence Research

Author: Wilhelm Heitmeyer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306480395
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It can coexist with various degrees of freedom and rights vis-à-vis the state. Given
the experience of civil war, of course, it was widely considered that internal peace
could not be restored by simply renouncing violence. All other rights, so it
seemed, had to be relinquished, too, for the sake of the one supreme good: the
security of life and of property. This led to the emergence of the absolutist state.
The absolutist state, however, was by no means a necessary consequence of the
 ...

Lineages Of The Absolutist State

Author: Perry Anderson
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 178168054X
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It has been seen how the great crisis which struck the European economies in
the 14th and 15th centuries produced a violent manorial reaction east of the Elbe.
The seigneurial repression unleashed against the peasants increased in
intensity throughout the 16th century. The political result, in Prussia and Russia,
was an Absolutism of the East, coeval with that of the West yet basically different
in lineage. The Absolutist State in the West was the redeployed political
apparatus of a ...