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Disciplining the state

Subtitle:
virtue, violence, and state-making in modern China
Abstract:

What are states, and how are they made? Scholars of European history assert that war makes states, just as states make war. This study finds that in China, the challenges of governing produced a trajectory of state-building in which the processes of moral regulation and social control were at least as central to state-making as the exercise of coercive power. State-making is, in China as elsewhere, a profoundly normative and normalizing process. This study maps the complex processes of state...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Publisher:
Harvard University Press Publisher's website
Publication date:
2007-05-05
Pubs id:
pubs:640274
URN:
uri:871ec0c2-8fa8-4cb9-bb60-59227a5a3170
UUID:
871ec0c2-8fa8-4cb9-bb60-59227a5a3170
Local pid:
pubs:640274
ISBN:
9780674025042
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