This text seeks to fulfil the promise made in ""The Elusive Quest"" to offer an alternative way of thinking about relations among polities. It attempts to shift the discipline's traditional focus from a world of territorially bounded sovereign states to an ever-changing variety of overlapping, layered, and politically functioning collectives. Ferguson and Mansbach identify ideal polity types and contend that while individuals typically possess loyalties to many compatible polities, issues may force individious choices, as ...

Polities: Authority, Identities and Change 1996, University of South Carolina Press, South Carolina

ISBN-13: 9781570031281

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Polities: Authority, Identities and Change 1996, University of South Carolina Press, South Carolina

ISBN-13: 9781570030772

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