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Department
Political Science
Course
Political Science 1020E
Professor
Nigmendra Narain
Semester
Winter

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State Formation ©Nigmendra Narain Modern European State ● Western political community ● Creation: ○ Peace of Westphalia, 1648 –fundamental basis of the modern state ○ Treaties to end Thirty Year’s War between Holy Roman Empire, France, Germany and Sweden ○ Absolute autonomy = sovereignty ● Weber: ○ 1. Administration –staff, bureaucrats ○ 2. Military –standing armies, legitimate force ○ 3. Tax collection –state-level finances ○ 4. Territoriality -land ○ ● Tilly ○ 1. Cultural homogeneity ○ 2. Peasant majority ○ 3. Extensive, decentralized, uniform political structures ○ Peasants > taxes > armies > war > territory > power ○ War = state-making < Africa? ● Welfare European State ● Western re-modelling of stat ● e-society relations ● 1930s onwards ● Expanding state > interventionist ● Taxation: ○ Private business & individuals ○ Progressive ● Corporatism: negotiated economy = state, business, agriculture, labour Non-Western State ● Coloniali
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