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The Nation-State and Violence: Volume 2 of a Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism

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The social sciences have long been based upon contrasts drawn between the 'militaristic' societies of the past, and the 'capitalist' or 'industrial' societies of the present. But how valid are such contrasts, given that the current era is one stamped by the impact of war and by the intensive development of sophisticated weaponry? In setting out to address this and similar questions, this book investigates issues that have been substantially neglected by those working in sociology and social theory. Anthony Giddens offers a ...

The Nation-State and Violence: Volume 2 of a Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism 1987, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520060395

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