New from Bloomsbury Press (April 2015 USA)
"The World of States"
by John L. Campbell & John A. Hall
Globalization has affected the way that the state is seen by the public and academics. Some say that the state has lost it powers, outflanked from above by economic change and from below by the rise of regional and nationalist movements. More common is the view that states have detrimental effects on the development of economies and societies. This book disagrees. With the increasing realization that countries of the underdeveloped world will never advance without the rule of law, sound state institutions, and strong national identities the tenor of debate is now changing. States are still necessary for human progress. What matters is constructing them along the right lines.