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- ISBN: 9781403946607 | 1403946604
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 7/22/2005
Western societies are becoming increasingly complex and challenging to govern, yet the modern state continues to play a central role in governance. This book presents a detailed analysis of the challenges confronting the contemporary state and the processes through which the state addresses those challenges. The notion of "governing without government" is critiqued; instead, Pierre and Peters argue that what is happening a more a matter of state transformation than state decline.