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State Institutions

Axel Hadenius

in Institutions and Democratic Citizenship

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246663
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599392 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199246661.003.0006

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 State Institutions

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Spells out, from a Weberian perspective, the basic features of the state, and provides a historical review of the development of different forms of state. Various methods of governance at the disposal of the state are analysed. Particular attention is paid to the autocratic state (prescribed by Hobbes), which was the dominant model for long periods.

Keywords: autocratic state; governance; Thomas Hobbes; state; state development; Max Weber

Chapter.  8298 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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