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The State of the State

The State of the State lecture series focuses on the transformation of the modern state, with an emphasis on Western Europe and European integration, from a multidisciplinary perspective. The lecture series took place at the University of Oxford and was organized by Dr. Reidar Maliks of the Anglo-German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme. The programme, which is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, aims to enable outstanding scholars at the start of their careers to conduct research at Oxford. The programme also seeks to establish an international network of leading scholars specialising in the study of the state.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Transformations of the State: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Professor Saskia Sassen delivers the keynote speech of the 'Transformations of the State: Interdisciplinary Perspectives' conference held by the Anglo-German State of the State Fellowship Programme on 21st May 2011. Saskia Sassen 05 Jan 2012
2 Creative Commons The State, Tolerance and Rationalism in Spinoza, Mendelssohn and Kant Stefan Bird-Pollan (University of Kentucky) delivers a lecture as part of the Anglo-German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme on the ideas of The State, Tolerance and Rationalism as seen in the philosophies of Kant, Spinoza and Mendelssohn. Stefan Bird-Pollan 06 Jul 2011
3 Creative Commons Opinion Formation and Democratic Legitimacy Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University) delivers this lecture on government, opinion formation, the media and direct democracy as part of the Anglo-German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme, given by Creative media and direct democracy. Nadia Urbanati 06 Jul 2011
4 Creative Commons Globalisation, Inequality, and the State Thomas Pogge (Yale University) presents this lecture as part of the Anglo-German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme, given by on May 24th, 2011. Thomas Pogge 06 Jul 2011
5 Creative Commons Regional courts as a substitute for the domestic rule of law: The Campbell case before the SADC Tribunal Erika de Wet (University of Pretoria) delivers a lecture concerning Mike Campbell and the land reform program in Zimbabwe. Delivered as part of the Anglo-­German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme. Erika de Wet 15 Jun 2011
6 Creative Commons The Practice of Sovereignty: Kant on the Duties of National and International Citizenship Paul Guyer (University of Pennsylvania) presents his paper on Kant's views of the practice of sovereignty. Presented as part of the Anglo-­German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme. Paul Guyer 24 May 2011
7 Creative Commons The Idea of the State: a Genealogy Quentin Skinner gives a genealogy of the modern state, arguing that we should not understand the state simply as the government, but rather as a fictional person, enabling us to explain such things as shared responsibility for debt over generations. Quentin Skinner 11 May 2010