Empires vs StatesOxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics (2017)
The classical analytical category of “empire,” as opposed to “state,” “city,” “federation,” and other political forms, can account for a large number of historical and current experiences, including the past United States of America, the European Union, Russia, and China. An “empire” has been conceived, in contrast to a “state,” as a very large size polity with a government formed on movable frontiers, with multiple institutional levels, overlapping jurisdictions, and asymmetric relations between the center and the diverse territorial units.
- United States,
- European Union,
Publication DateAugust, 2017
Citation InformationJosep M. Colomer. "Empires vs States" Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics (2017)
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