First Published in 1992. Bringing together papers from analysts from every continent, edited by Claude Auroi, this collection offers insight into the state's role and the challenges in researching its development. The authors recognise the concerns among young nations focused on which type of state system would lead to an organised nation while acknowledging the two major symbols of discussion in the Western type of state and the Marxist state. They argue points of commonality and thus analyse the qualifying adjective of 'state' to suggest patterns and future discernments.

chapter |4 pages


ByClaude Auroi

part I|31 pages

The General Problematique

part II|53 pages

Participation and the State

part III|83 pages

Economic Reforms and Changes in the Role of the State

part IV|85 pages

Challenges for Research and Education in Social Sciences

chapter 14|16 pages

State and Development into the 1990s: The Issues for Researchers

ByEmanuel De Kadt, Zoe Mars, Gordon White

chapter 15|27 pages

Autonomy and Stability. The Challenge for Latin American Social Science

ByFernando Calderon, Patricia Provoste

chapter 16|9 pages

Development Models and Culture Identities in Asia

ByD.g.p. Agrarian Seneviratne

chapter 17|8 pages

The Crisis of the State in Africa

ByPaulin J. Hountondji

chapter 19|3 pages

Social Sciences in the Arab World

ByBassem Serhan