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Institutions and Democratic Citizenship$
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Axel Hadenius

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199246663

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199246661.001.0001

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State Institutions

State Institutions

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Institutions and Democratic Citizenship

Axel Hadenius

Oxford University Press

Spells out, from a Weberian perspective, the basic features of the state, and provides a historical review of the development of different forms of state. Various methods of governance at the disposal of the state are analysed. Particular attention is paid to the autocratic state (prescribed by Hobbes), which was the dominant model for long periods.

Keywords:   autocratic state, governance, Thomas Hobbes, state, state development, Max Weber

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