Sociology 924, Theories of the State

Fall 2017

Syllabus      Weekly Interrogations, Agendas and other materials     Michael Mann Readings (session 8)       Charles Tilly Readings (session 9)


Tables of Content & introductory chapters of dissertations-into-books for semester term papers

1.     David Abraham, The Collapse of the Weimar Republic. (second edition , Holmes and Meier, 2002).  Introductory material

2.     Julia Adams, The Familial State: ruling families and merchant capitalism in early modern Europe (Cornell Univerity Press: 2005).  Introductory material

3.     Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Militants and Citizens: the poilitics of participatory democracy in Porto Alegre (Stanford, 2006)    Introductory material

4.     Carolyn Baylies, Class structure and State formation in Zambia (PhD dissertation, 1978).    Introductory material

5.     Richard Bensel, Yankee Leviathan: The Origins of Central State autonomy: 1859-77 (Cambridge, 1990).    Introductory material

6.     Vivek Chibber, Locked in Place: state-building and late industrialization in India  (Princeton, 2003).    Introductory material

7.     Manali Desai. 2007. State formation and Radical Democracy in India. Routledge.     Introductory material

8.     Dahlia Sabina Elazar.  2001. The Making of Fascism: Class, State, and Counter--revolution, Italy 1919-1922. Praeger.     Introductory material

9.     Gosta Esping-Anderson,  Politics Against Markets (Princeton, 1985).     Introductory material

10.   Roger Friedland, Power and Crisis in the City: corporations, Unions and Urban Policy (McMillan 1982).     Introductory material

11.     Ran Greenstein, Geneaologies of Conflict: Class, Identity, and State in Palestine/Israel and South Africa. (University Press of New England, 1995).     Introductory material

12.   Nora Hamilton, The Limits of State Autonomy (Princeton, 1982).     Introductory material

13.   Patrick Heller, The Labor of Development: Workers and the transformation of capitalism in Kerala, India (Cornell University Press, 1999)    Introductory material

14.   David James, The Transformation of Local State and Class Structures" (unpublished dissertation, University of Wisconsin 1981).     Introductory material

15.   Kathleen McNamara, The Power of Ideas: monetary politics in the European Union (Cornell, 1998).      Introductory material

16.   Suzanne Mettler, Soldiers to Citizens: The G. I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation [Oxford, 2005].      Introductory material

17.   Vedat Milor, The Comparative Study of Planning and Economic Development in Turkey and France (Berkeley, PhD dissertation, 1989).     Introductory material

18.   Ton Notermans, Money, Markets and the State (Cambridge: 2000).      Introductory material

19.   Alice O'Connor, Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy, and the Poor in Twentieth-Century U. S. History [Princeton, 2001].      Introductory material

20.   Ann Orloff, The Politics of Pensions: a comparative analysis of Britain, Canada, and the United States, 1880-1940 (University of Wisconsin Press, 1993).      Introductory material

21.   James Ron, Frontiers and Ghettos: state violence in Serbia and Israel (California 2003).      Introductory material

22.   Ian Roxborough. 1977. Chile: State and Revolution, (with P.O'Brien and J.Roddick) Macmillan.     Introductory material

23.   Theda Skocpol, States and Social Revolutions (Cambridge University Press, 1979)   Introductory Material

24.   Stephen Skowronek, Building a New American State (Cambridge University Press, 1982).     Introductory material

25.   Richard Snyder, Politics After Neoliberalism: reregulation in Mexico (Cambridge University Press: 2001).     Introductory material

26.   George Steinmetz, Regulating the Social: the welfare state and local politics in Imperial Germany (Princeton University Press, 1993)    Introductory material

27.   Ellen Kay Trimberger,  Revolution from Above: Military Bureaucrats and development in Japan, Turkey, Egypt and Peru (Transaction Books, 1978).     Introductory material

28.   Jeffrey Winters, Power in Motion: capital mobility and the Indonesian State (Cornell, 1996).      Introductory material



Michael Mann  readings, session 8

        Michael Mann, The Sources of Social Power, Volume I. A History of power from the beginning to A.D.1760, Chapter 1, pp. 1-33

        Michael Mann, The Sources of Social Power, Volume II. The Rise of classes and nation states, 1760-1914. 

                                (Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, Chapter 14, Chapter 20)



Charles Tilly readings, session 9

        Charles Tilly, Coercion, Capital and European States  (Oxford: Blackwell, 1990), Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5


Weekly Interrogations & Agendas

Session 1. Introduction: metatehoretical issues MP4 recording notes
Session 2. Classical Marxism: base/superstructure Interrogations 2 Agenda 2
Session 3. Goran Therborn I Interrogations 3 Agenda 3
Session 4. Goran Therborn II Interrogations 4 Agenda 4
Session 5. Bopb Jessop I Interrogations 5 Agenda 5
Session 6. Bob Jessop II Interrogations 6 Agenda 6
Session 7. Michael Mann Interrogations 7 Agenda 7
Session 8. Charles Tilly Interrogations 8 Agenda 8
Session 9. Alford and Freidland Interrogations 9 Agenda 9
Session 10. Interrogations 10 Agenda 10
Session 11. Interrogations 11 Agenda 11
Session 12. Interrogations 12 Agenda 12
Session 13. Interrogations 13 Agenda 13