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The Modern State in Comparative Inquiry

DOI: 10.4236/sm.2021.114011, PP. 147-153

Keywords: Political Authority, Modern State, Tribalism, Fukuyama, Max Weber, Myths and Tales, Law, Hayek

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Norwegian macro-oriented Social Scientist Stein Rokkan often argued for the relevance of comparative historical inquiry. What can comparative longitudinal analyses of the state teach? The term “state” is core in politics. When do states appear on the real stage? My assessment is that F. Fukuyamas The Origins of Political Order (Fukuyama, 2014) attempts to demolish the established perspective. I believe that he is incorrect.


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