Bibliography related to the modern nation-state, state-building, nation and nationalism, and governance. Texts which are fundamental are in bold.

Anderson, Benedict R. O’G. (1991). Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism (Revised and extended. ed.). London: Verso.

Anderson, Benedict, “Long-Distance Nationalism,” in The Spectre of Comparisons: Nationalism, Southeast Asia and the World, (London: Verso, 1998), pp. 58-74.

Ard/United States Agency for International Development (USAID), (2005b), Measuring Fragility: Indicators and Methods for Rating State Performance, document prepared by ARD Consortium for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance/Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (DCHA/CMM), June.

Bayart, J.F., (1996), La greffe de l’Etat, sous la direction de, (Paris : Karthala).

Breuilly, John “Approaches to Nationalism,” in Mapping the Nation, ed. by Gopal Balakrishnan, (London: Verso and New Left Review, 1996), pp. 146-174.

Breuilly, John, Nationalism and the State; (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1982, [1993 2d ed.])

Brewer, J. (1989), The Sinews of Power, (London : Unwin Hyman).

Bull, H. and A.Watson, (1984) The Expansion of International Society, ed. (Oxford: Clarendon Press).

Bull, H., (1979) The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics, (London: MacMillan).

Buss, J. C., Colonel, United States Army, (2005), “The State Department Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization and its Interaction with the Department of Defense,” Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College, Issue Paper, July, Volume 09-05.

Caplan, R. et B. Pouligny, (2005), « Histoire et contradictions du state building, »  Critique Internationale, N° 28, juillet-septembre.

Davidheiser, E.B., (1992), “Strong states, weak states: the role of state in revolution,” Comparative Politics, July, pp. 463-475.

Ertman, Thomas. Birth of the Leviathan: Building States and Regimes in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Gellner, Ernest and Smith, Anthony D, “The nation: real or imagined?” in Nations and Nationalism, 2 (3) 1996, pp. 357-370

Gellner, Ernest, Nationalism, (London: Phoenix, 1997, [1998])

Gellner, Ernest, Nations and Nationalism Oxford: Blackwell, 1983)

Giddens, Anthony, The Consequences of Modernity; Cambridge: Polity Press, 1990.

Gong, G. W., (1984) The Standard of ‘Civilization’ in International Society; Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Harper, T. N. (1999), The End of Empire and the Making of Malaya, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Hobsbawm, Eric J., Nations and Nationalism since 1780: Programme, Myth and Reality, 2d ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992);

Hobsbawm, Eric, & Ranger, Terence, The Invention of Tradition, 2d ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Lavoix, Helene, “Identifier L’État Fragile Avant L’Heure: Le Rôle Des Indicateurs De Prévision“, Edited volume, Etats et Sociétés fragiles (Agence Française de Développement and French Ministère des Affaires Etrangères) – January 2007

Lavoix, Helene, ‘Nationalism’ and ‘genocide’: the construction of nation-ness, authority, and opposition – the case of Cambodia (1861-1979) – PhD Thesis – School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), 2005. Access and download through the British Library Ethos.

Lavoix, Helene, Indicateurs et méthodologies de prévision des crises et conflits: Evaluation, (Paris : AFD, December 2005).

Lieberman, Victor, (1993), “Local Integration and Eurasian Analogies: Structuring Southeast Asian History, c.1350-c.1830;” Modern Asian Studies 27, 3, pp.475-572.

Lieberman, V., (2003), Strange Parallels, Southeast Asia in Global Context, c.800-1830, Vol.1 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Migdal, John S., Strong societies and weak states : state-society relations and state capabilities in the Third World (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988).

Moore, B., Injustice: Social bases of Obedience and Revolt, (London: Macmillan, 1978)

Nettl, J.P., “The state as a conceptual variable,” World Politics, vol. XX, N° 4, July 1968, pp. 559-592.

Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit (PMSU), Investing in Prevention: an International Strategy to Manage Risks of Instability and Improve Crisis Response – a Report to The Government, (February 2005).

Rubin, B. R., “Afghanistan: la souveraineté comme condition de sécurité,” Critique Internationale, N° 28, juillet-septembre 2005, pp.169-183.

Sambanis, Nicholas, “Using Case Studies to Expand the Theory of Civil War,” (World Bank, CPR Working Papers, Social Development Department Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network, Paper No. 5, May 2003).

Scarrow, Susan E. “The nineteenth-century origins of Modern Political Parties: The Unwanted Emergence of Party Based Politics,” in Richard S. Katz, William Crotty (eds), Handbook of Party Politics, London, Sage, 2006.

Sidel, John. T., Capital, coercion, and crime: bossism in the Philippines (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999).

Smith, Anthony D., Nationalism and Modernism: a critical survey of recent theories of nations and nationalism, (London: Routledge, 1998)

Smith, Anthony D., Nations and Nationalism in a Global Era, (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1995),

Smith, Anthony D., The Ethnic Origin of Nations, (Oxford: Blackwell, 1986 [1999])

Smith, Anthony D., The Nation in History: Historiographical Debates about Ethnicity and Nationalism, (Cambridge UK: Polity Press, 2000).

Smith, Anthony D., Theories of Nationalism, (London: Duckworth, 1971)

Tambiah, Stanley, World Conqueror and World Renouncer: a Study of Buddhism and Polity in Thailand against a Historical Background (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976).

Taylor, Robert, The State in Burma, (London: Christopher Hurst, 1987) – notably for the separation between public and private domain, see p.66.

Tilly, Charles, Coercion, capital, and European states, AD 990-1990, (Oxford: Blackwell, 1990).

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Waltz, Kenneth, Man, the state, and war: a theoretical analysis, New-York: Columbia University Press, 1959.

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Zellman, Ariel, Review: Birth of the Leviathan by Thomas Ertman, 2008.


Featured image: Detail of the frontispiece of the book Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes via Wikimedia Commons.

Published by Dr Helene Lavoix (MSc PhD Lond)

Dr Helene Lavoix, PhD Lond (International Relations), is the President/CEO of The Red Team Analysis Society. She is specialised in strategic foresight and warning for international relations, national and international security issues. Her current focus is on the war in Ukraine, international order and the rise of China, the overstepping of planetary boundaries and international relations, the methodology of SF&W, radicalisation as well as new tech and security.

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