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Prosaic geographies of stateness

Painter, Joe


Despite long-standing calls to rethink the state 'as a social relation', reified understandings that view the state as a differentiated institutional realm separate from civil society are notably persistent in academic and political debate. By contrast, this paper focuses on the myriad ways in which everyday life is permeated by the social relations of stateness, and vice versa. The paper reviews the conceptual difficulties in defining 'the state' and suggests that these can be addressed in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Political Geography
DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2006.07.004


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