State Building, Bureaucratization and Patronage in Early Modern Europe – Fondazione Collegio San Carlo

State Building, Bureaucratization and Patronage in Early Modern Europe

The Informal Dimension of State Administration and Society

  • Birgit Emich

    Professoressa di Storia moderna - Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

  • da lunedì 05 maggio 2014 a venerdì 09 maggio 2014
Scuola Alti Studi

1. What is Early Modern State Building? General Outlines

Wolfgang Reinhard, Geschichte der Staatsgewalt. Eine vergleichende Verfassungsgeschichte Europas von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart, Beck, München 1999; trad. it. Storia del potere politico in Europa, Il Mulino, Bologna 2001*.

Wolfgang Reinhard, Geschichte des modernen Staates, Beck, München 2007; trad. it. Storia dello Stato moderno, Il Mulino, Bologna 2010.


2. Early Modern State Building. A Case Study

James B. Collins, The State in Early Modern France, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1995*.

James B. Collins, State Building in Early-Modern Europe. The Case of France, in «Modern Asian Studies», 31, No. 3 (1997), pp. 603-633.


3. State Building and Bureaucratization: The Weberian Model

Max Weber, Economia e Società, 5 voll., Edizioni di Comunità, Milano 1980*.

Wolfgang J. Mommsen, The Political and Social Theory of Max Weber. Collected Essays, University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1992.

Richard Swedberg and Ola Agevall, The Max Weber Dictionary. Key Words and Central Concepts, Stanford University Press, Stanford 2005*.


4. Patronages as Social Institution

Mario Biagioli, Galileo, Courtier, University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1993*.

Shmuel N. Eisenstadt and Luis Roniger, Patrons, Clients and Friends: Interpersonal Relations and the Structure of Trust in Society, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1984.

Arthur L. Herman, Jr., The Language of Fidelity in Early Modern France, in «The Journal of Modern History», 67, No. 1 (1995), pp. 1-24.


5. Patronage and State Building

Sharon Kettering, Patronage in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century France, Ashgate, Farnham 2002.

Wolfgang Reinhard (ed.), Power Elites and State Building, Oxford University Press, Oxford 1996*.


6. State Building from below

Wim Blockmans – André Holenstein – Jon Mathieu (eds.), Empowering Interactions. Political Culture and the Emergence of the State in Europe 1300-1900, Ashgate, Farnham 2009.


7. Weber’s Iron Cage revisited: The Neo-institutionalist Approach

John W. Meyer and Brian Rowan, Institutionalized Organizations. Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony, in «American Journal of Sociology», 83 (1977), pp. 340-363*.


8. Informal Institutions

Gretchen Helmke and Steven Levitsky, Informal Institutions and Comparative Politics: A Research Agenda, in «Perspectives on Politics», 2, No. 4 (2004), pp. 725-740.


9. Formalization, Informalization: A New Perspective on (not only) Early Modern State Building?

Christian Giordano and Nicolas Hayoz (eds.), Informality in Eastern Europe. Structures, Political Cultures and Social Practices, Lang, Bern/Frankfurt am Main 2013.

(*) I titoli contrassegnati con l'asterisco sono disponibili, o in corso di acquisizione, per la consultazione e il prestito presso la Biblioteca della Fondazione Collegio San Carlo (lun.-ven. 9-19)

Torna all'archivio conferenze