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The Nation-State and Violence: Volume 2 of 'A Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism' (Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism, Vol 2)

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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?
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Paperback, 408 pages
Published October 21st 1987 by University of California Press (first published September 21st 1987)
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Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens (born 18 January 1938) is a British sociologist who is renowned for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. He is considered to be one of the most prominent modern contributors in the field of sociology, the author of at least 34 books, published in at least 29 languages, issuing on average more than one book every year. In 2007, Gidden ...more
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