The Democratic State
Roger Benjamin and Stephen L. Elkin, eds.
This collection of five original essays by seven of the best-known political-economy theorists addresses the interconnections between the economy and the polity and embodies the leading theoretical approaches to the political economy of the state.
“The volume (with index and extensive bibliography) is thought provoking.”
“Belongs in all academic libraries.”
—American Political Science Review
“These interesting essays serve as a thoughtful reminder of the complex issues related to democracy and the modern capitalist state.”
“An outstanding set of essays. This highly informative, balanced, and practical anthology can be of considerable value to political sociologists.”
“These are state-of-the-art essays by some of the foremost thinkers in this area. They provide incisive, insightful, theoretical contributions. The book will be invaluable to the large group of political scientists, economists, and sociologists working on political economy.”
—Jennifer Hochschild, author of What's Fair? American Beliefs about Distributive Justice
“This is very much at the ‘cutting edge’ of current discussion of the theory of the state. Each essay takes us into new and unexplored terrain.”
—Charles W. Anderson, author of Statecraft: An Introduction to Political Choice and JudgmentSee fewer reviews...