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Published: 25 January 2018

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780190686710

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The Myth of International Order

Why Weak States Persist and Alternatives to the State Fade Away

Arjun Chowdhury

  • Shows why states everywhere face popular dissatisfaction with their performance, and why addressing this dissatisfaction is so difficult
  • Brings together international relations and historical sociology to construct a provocative theory of state formation
  • Shows how the violence of European state formation shaped the development of polities worldwide