This paper examines the relation between the evolution of statehood and institutionalised competition in the European context. The first half of the paper develops a historical-sociological view on the evolution of modern political power in the state form in Europe while the second half the paper reconstructs how the institutionalisation of competition as a specific type of policy tool which has been used by emerging modern states to establish its authority vis-à-vis competing claims to authority. It furthermore engages in an examination of corporatist and governance based attempts to respectively curb and expand the use of competition as a tool for organising social processes and the implications of the se attempts for the state of statehood.
|Udgivet - 2014
|The 2nd ITEPE Conference: The Institutional Transformation in European Political Economy: A Sociological Account of the Role of Competition in the European Social Economy - Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Danmark
Varighed: 19 jun. 2014 → 20 jun. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 2
|The 2nd ITEPE Conference
|Copenhagen Business School
|19/06/2014 → 20/06/2014