Preface; Introduction; 1. Bringing the state back in: strategies of analysis in current research Theda Skocpol; Part I. States as Promoters of Economic Development and Social Redistribution: 2. The state and economic transformation: toward an analysis of the conditions underlying effective intervention Dietrich Rueschemeyer and Peter B. Evans; 3. The state and Taiwan's economic development Alice H. Amsden; 4. State structures and the possibilities for 'Keynesian' responses to the great depression in Sweden, Britain and the United States Margaret Weir and Theda Skocpol; Part II. States and Transnational Relations: 5. War making and state making as organized crime Charles Tilly; 6. Transnational linkages and the economic role of the state: an analysis of developing and industrialized nations in the post-World War II period Peter B. Evans; 7. Small nations in an open international economy: the converging balance of state and society in Switzerland and Austria Peter Katzenstein; Part III. States and the Patterning of Social Conflicts: 8. Working-class formation and the state: nineteenth-century England in American perspective Ira Katznelson; 9. Hegemony and religious conflict: british imperial control and political cleavages in Yorubaland David D. Laitin; 10. State power and the strength of civil society in the southern cone of Latin America Alfred Stepan; Conclusion; 11. On the road toward a more adequate understanding of the state Peter B. Evans, Dietrich Rueschemeyer and Theda Skocpol; Index.