Social Sciences

World Politics: The Modern State

Politics 319

The modern state has dominated world politics for more than three-and-a-half centuries. Beginning with the philosophic origins of the modern state in Machiavelli and Hobbes, the course then moves from the political beginnings of the state system in 17th-century Europe to the beginning of the First World War. Special attention is paid to the causes influencing the formation and change of political regimes.