May 16, 2022

Is Political History Fundamentally About the State? Part 2 (Keir Martland)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series. The first installment can be found here. The New Political History In the 1960s and 1970s, the emergence of history from below via the popular politics of trades unions and political parties challenged the validity and authority of traditional narratives of political history, all of […]

Is Political History Fundamentally About the State? Part 1 (Keir Martland)

The following is the first installment of a two-part series.  According to Erika Cudworth and John McGovern in The Modern State: Theories and Ideologies, in politics the state is defined as a political community living under a single system of government in the most basic terms. Additionally, the state is a key element of modern […]