Beyond the Domestic–International Divide: State Spatial Transformation as Neo-liberal Geopolitics

  • Sami Moisio
Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations Series book series (PSIR)


The state is a powerful conceptual abstraction and one of the key concepts in IR, in political theory and in social sciences more generally. How one conceptualizes the state in scholarly practice depends upon the perspective from which one approaches it (Hay and Lister, 2006, p. 4). Also, different political groupings may work on the basis of different conceptions of the state – why and how the state exists, how it developed and through what processes, what is the relationship between the state and capitalism, how are elites entangled with the state, what should the state do and how should it be developed? Overall, our conceptions of the state make a difference for both policy making and scholarship.


Welfare State State Transformation Creative Class National Competitiveness Global Politics 
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