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The Changing Architecture of Politics
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The Changing Architecture of Politics
Structure, Agency and the Future of the State


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Politics (General) | Social Theory

February 1990 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This original analysis of structuration, agency and the state offers an incisive explanation of the changing nature of the state.

Cerny argues that the state is not being transcended; the architecture of politics is not moving beyond the nation-state despite the emergence of transnational structures. He points to the movement of many states towards the model of the `competition state', and away from the model of `welfare state', as the major contemporary change in the role of the state. He asserts that new forms of political action will have to evolve if the state itself is to be controlled and used for the pursuit of deeper human values in the 21st century.

 
Preface and Introduction
 
PART ONE: THE PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL STRUCTURATION: STRUCTURE, AGENCY, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MODERN STATE
 
Political Structuration and Political Science
 
The Elements of Political Structure
 
Patterns of Agency
Markets, Hierarchies and Political Allocation

 
 
The Modern State at the Crossroads
Structuring the Field of Political Action

 
 
PART TWO: CHANGING PATTERNS OF POLITICAL STRUCTURATION AND THE FUTURE OF THE STATE
 
The Limits of Political Power
Personal Leadership and Party Systems

 
 
The State and Interest Intermediation
Patterns of Collaborative Behaviour

 
 
The Paradox of Civil Society
De-differentiation and Re-differentiation in the Contemporary State

 
 
Transnational Structures and the State Responses
From the Welfare State to the Competition State

 
 
Epilogue
Political Structuration and Political Ideas in the 21st Century

 

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