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Author Ziblatt, Daniel, 1972-

Title Structuring the state : the formation of Italy and Germany and the puzzle of federalism / Daniel Ziblatt
Published Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents List of Figures and Tables; Preface; CHAPTER ONE: Introduction: How Nation-States Are Made; CHAPTER TWO: The National Critical Juncture: An Overview of the Dynamics of Regionalism and National Unification; CHAPTER THREE: The National Moment in Germany: The Dynamics of Regionalism and National Unification, 1834-1871; CHAPTER FOUR: The National Moment in Italy: The Dynamics of Regionalism and National Unification, 1815-1860; CHAPTER FIVE: From Strong Regional Loyalties to a Unitary System: National Unification by Conquest and the Case of Italy
Summary Germany's and Italy's belated national unifications continue to loom large in contemporary debates. Often regarded as Europe's paradigmatic instances of failed modernization, the two countries form the basis of many of our most prized theories of social science. Structuring the State undertakes one of the first systematic comparisons of the two cases, putting the origins of these nation-states and the nature of European political development in new light. Daniel Ziblatt begins his analysis with a striking puzzle: Upon national unification, why was Germany formed as a federal nation-state and I
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-216) and index
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Subject Comparative government.
Federal government -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Federal government -- Italy -- History -- 19th century.
State, The -- History -- 19th century.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1789-1900.
Italy -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0691121672 (alk. paper)
1400827248 (electronic bk.)
9780691121673 (alk. paper)
9781400827244 (electronic bk.)