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Савремена држава између теорије и праксе
Modern State in Between Theory and Practice

Author(s): Miša Stojadinović
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Recent History (1900 till today), Marxism, Government/Political systems, Globalization
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: the modern state; the pluralistic theory; the theory of elites; the Marxism; the theory of public choice; the institutionalism; the ecological approach; the feminism; and the neoliberalism;

Summary/Abstract: A state certainly represents one of the most important forms of society organizing in social and political terms that had always stood for being a significant place of politicological and sociological analyses. The interest for the state in history naturally varied so that at the end of the 20th century it was marked with a great comeback. The main goal of this paper is to point out to the most important theoretical approaches to the studying of the modern state as well as to underline its position within the context of contemporary social processes giving the accent on: the pluralistic theory, the theory of elites, the Marxism, the theory of public choice, the institutionalism, the ecological approach, the feminism, and the neoliberalism. A state in contemporary society is facing numerous challenges. Globalization, transition, technological development, social conflicts and many other contemporary social processes daily influence the society`s institutional organization as well as the actual society at large. The result of the globalization processes influence is the increasing of the migration process and the capital flow as well. Making the analyses of the relations between the national state and the neoliberal concept we have to point out that the national state is not a burden that one should be liberated from at any cost, yet it is above all the neoliberal concept of globalization.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 31-46
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian