State and Socio-Political Crises in the Process of Modernization

Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History, 3(1)

35 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2013

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Leonid Grinin

National Research University Higher School of Economics; Eurasian Center for Big History & System Forecasting; Volgograd Center for Social Research

Date Written: March 23, 2012

Abstract

The issue of the state and statehood is a principal one in social studies, whatever its aspect we consider. In this respect it is worth pointing out the growing interest to the problems of nation-building and state-building. So the state-building is regarded as a key objective, particularly in ‘fragile states’. At the same time we should agree with Peter Turchin, that ‘nation-builders today do not have such a theoretical framework’, while conceptual weakness of the nation-building theory can be diminished with the help of evolutionary science. The present article attempts to advance a bit in this regard.

Keywords: nation-building, state, fragile state, state collapse, World-system crisis

Suggested Citation

Grinin, Leonid, State and Socio-Political Crises in the Process of Modernization (March 23, 2012). Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History, 3(1), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2205554

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