Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ron Johnston

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264584

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM BRITISH ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.britishacademy.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright British Academy, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in BASO for personal use.date: 20 October 2020

A Genealogy of the Modern State

A Genealogy of the Modern State

British Academy Lecture

Chapter:
(p.324) (p.325) A Genealogy of the Modern State
Source:
Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures
Author(s):

QUENTIN SKINNER

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0011

This lecture presents the text of the speech about the genealogy of the modern state delivered by the author at the 2008 British Academy Lecture. It explains that to investigate the genealogy of the state is to discover that there has never been any agreed concept to which the word state has answered. The lecture suggests that any moral or political term that has become so deeply enmeshed in so many ideological disputes over such a long period of time is bound to resist any efforts at definition.

Keywords:   modern state, genealogy, ideological disputes, lectures, British Academy

British Academy Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.