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The sovereign state and its competitors : an analysis of systems change, Hendrik Spruyt

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The sovereign state and its competitors : an analysis of systems change
Title
The sovereign state and its competitors
Title remainder
an analysis of systems change
Statement of responsibility
Hendrik Spruyt
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Language
eng
Summary
"The present international system, composed for the most part of sovereign, territorial states, is often viewed as the inevitable outcome of historical development. Hendrik Spruyt argues that there was nothing inevitable about the rise of the state system, however. Examining the competing institutions that arose during the decline of feudalism -- among them urban leagues, independent communes, city states, and sovereign monarchies -- Spruyt disposes of the familiar claim that the superior size and war-making ability of the sovereign nation-state made it the natural successor to the feudal system. The author argues that feudalism did not give way to any single successor institution in simple linear fashion. Instead, individuals created a variety of institutional forms, such as the sovereign, territorial state in France, the Hanseatic League, and the Italian city-states, in reaction to a dramatic change in the medieval economic environment. Only in a subsequent selective phase of institutional evolution did sovereign, territorial authority prove to have significant institutional advantages over its rivals. Sovereign authority proved to be more successful in organizing domestic society and structuring external affairs. Spruyt's interdisciplinary approach not only has important implications for change in the state system in our time, but also presents a novel analysis of the general dynamics of institutional change."--Publisher description
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Cataloging source
JSTOR
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1956-
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Spruyt, Hendrik
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in international history and politics
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  • Sovereignty
  • Europe
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Politics and government
  • Sovereignty
  • Europe
  • Staat (politicologie)
  • Soevereiniteit
  • Politieke instellingen
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The sovereign state and its competitors : an analysis of systems change, Hendrik Spruyt
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-283) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Structural change in international relations -- Organizational variation and selection in the international system -- Modes of nonterritorial organization: feudalism, the Church, and the holy Roman empire -- The economic renaissance of the late middle ages -- The rise of the sovereign, territorial state in Capetian France -- The fragmentation of the German empire and the rise of the Hanseatic League -- The development of the Italian city-states -- The victory of the sovereign state -- Character, tempo, and prospects for change in the international system
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on1153575744
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1 online resource (xii, 288 pages)
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online
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9780691213057
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations, maps
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22573/ctvzwgrp2
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)1153575744
Label
The sovereign state and its competitors : an analysis of systems change, Hendrik Spruyt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-283) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Structural change in international relations -- Organizational variation and selection in the international system -- Modes of nonterritorial organization: feudalism, the Church, and the holy Roman empire -- The economic renaissance of the late middle ages -- The rise of the sovereign, territorial state in Capetian France -- The fragmentation of the German empire and the rise of the Hanseatic League -- The development of the Italian city-states -- The victory of the sovereign state -- Character, tempo, and prospects for change in the international system
Control code
on1153575744
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691213057
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvzwgrp2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1153575744

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