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State Transformations in OECD Countries, Dimensions, Driving Forces, and Trajectories, edited by H. Rothgang, Steffen Schneider

The democratic nation state of the post-war era has undergone major transformations since the 1970s, and political authority has been both internationalized and privatized. The thirteen chapters of this edited collection deal with major transformations of governance arrangements and state responsibilities in the countries of the OECD world. A unified conceptual and explanatory framework is used to describe trajectories of state change, to explain the internationalization or privatization of responsibilities in the resource, law, legitimacy and welfare dimensions of the democratic nation state, and to probe the state's role in the today's post-national constellation of political authority. As the contributions show, an unravelling of state authority has indeed occurred, but the state nevertheless continues to play a key role in emerging governance arrangements. Hence it is not merely a 'victim' of globalization and other driving forces of change
Table Of Contents
Cover; State Transformations in OECD Countries; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgements; Note; Notes on Contributors; Part I Introduction; 1 Explaining State Transformations: A Framework; What is to be explained?; The TRUDI model of the modern state; State transformations in the Silver Age; The extent of internationalization and privatization; Transformations of the state versus policy change; From the production of goods and services to a management role for the state; Convergence of regimes; Theoretical approaches to the explanation of state transformations
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non fiction
1st ed. 2015.
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1 online resource (332 p.)
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