Organization, Legitimation, Participation: State formation as a dynamic process - the Swedish example, c. 1523-1680
2008 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of History, ISSN 0346-8755, Vol. 33, no 3, 247-268 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article suggests a new interpretation of the state formation process in Early Modern Sweden, focusing on three dimensions: The organization of the state as a way to use limited resources in a rational way, the legitimation of rulers in terms of beliefs and values current in society, and the participation of the subjects in state activities. Our model focuses on institutional change as a result of the intensity of interaction between rulers and subjects. Based on our own research, claims are made for new understanding of state formation in Europe that allows more room for political action from below.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Routledge , 2008. Vol. 33, no 3, 247-268 p.
state formation, legitimacy, interaction
statsbildning, legitimitet, politiskt deltagande, historia, Sverige
Research subject History
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-28960DOI: 10.1080/03468750802150242OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-28960DiVA: diva2:228194