Exploring different notions of the state

State

 

In Sociology there are different definitions of the state, which are generally grouped in terms of political and sociological theories and paradigms.

This video explores two fundamentally different positions Рthe Liberal and Marxist perspectives. It also looks at how the state relates to current economic and political realities in EU countries affected by  financial crisis and issues of legitimation.

Supplementary Resources:

The Fourth Revolution: The global race to re-invent the state (aud)

Multiculturalism and the Liberal State

Concept of class in the writings of Karl Marx and Max Weber (vid)