Structures on the Move

Technologies of Governance in Transcultural Encounter

  • Antje Flüchter
  • Susan Richter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Antje Flüchter
    Pages 1-27
  3. Statehood: Conceptual Approaches

  4. Case Studies: Knowledge

  5. Case Studies: Interaction

About this book


This book enters new territory by moving toward a new conceptual framework for comparative and interdisciplinary research on transcultural state formation. Once more, statehood and governance are highly discussed topics, whereby modern state building is often considered to be a genuinely European characteristic, despite the fact that early modern Europeans knew of, experienced and grappled with highly developed states in Asia. The articles collected in this book discuss how strategies of governance were part of transcultural transfers between the two continents. The first part presents and discusses concepts of statehood in order to provide a set of conceptual tools for analyzing the transcultural appropriation of governmental strategies. The second part is concerned with case studies that examine the transcultural perception of governance, and the third and final part gathers perspectives on political practice in transcultural encounters (e.g. military, administration, and diplomacy)


Asia Global History Governance Models State

Editors and affiliations

  • Antje Flüchter
    • 1
  • Susan Richter
    • 2
  1. 1.Karl Jaspers CentreHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Karl Jaspers CentreHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-19287-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-19288-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-656X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-6578
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