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The State

Political Science
Course Code
POL 1101
Andre Lecours

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The State
1- Definitions
- Territory
- Population
- Sovereignty
Max Weber: 'Monopoly of the legitimate use of violence'
2- The Rise of the State in the West.
- Centralization of political power, bureaucratization.
- War (Security)
- Taxation
In the 20th century: the rise and crisis of the welfare state.
3- The Rise of the State in the Developing World.
- Colonialism: the state as an imported form of political organization.
- State failures
- State-society relations
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