A New Mode of State

Axel Hadenius

in Institutions and Democratic Citizenship

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246663
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599392 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 A New Mode of State

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Analyses the development of a new mode of state in the Middle Ages in Europe. This was the emergence of an interactive state, signified by a regulated intercourse between state and society. This was a state built on pluralism, power sharing and constitutionalism. Certain institutional and societal conditions contributed to this development, which laid the ground for the so‐called ‘European miracle’.

Keywords: constitutionalism; Europe; European miracle; interactive state; Middle Ages; pluralism; power sharing; state–society intercourse

Chapter.  11163 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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