"Together, the chapters in the volume offer an at-times clamorous chorus but a provocative and valuable one."―John K. Glenn, Columbia University. Social Forces, Vol. 79, No. 4, June 2001
"This important volume. . . seeks to revitalize the study of state formation by allowing it to partake of the fruits of the cultural turn. In its ambitions this collection bears a strong ressemblance to Peter Evans, Dietrick Rueschemayer, and Theda Skocpol's Bringing the State Back In of 1985, and its impact should be equally great. . . The richness of this volume's contributions should provide inspiration to all those who seek to reinvigorate the study of the state and state formation."―Thomas Ertman, New York University. American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 106, No. 4, January 2001
"This collection of essays examines the process of state formation in light of the ongoing 'cultural turn' in the social sciences. . . .Such work is particularly useful to historians of education. . . .Although the essays collected in State Formation after the Cultural Turn do not focus directly on the history of education, they can be used as a source of conceptual inspiration. They can also be read as a map of the social sciences: providing useful coordinates of our own position, clarifying the differences between relevant writers and approaches, and noting the direction of particularly useful interventions. . . .This is a useful book deserving a wide readership."―Pavla Miller, RMIT Melbourne, History of Education Review, 32:1, 2003.
"I strongly recommend this book. All of the essays are of very high quality."―Craig Calhoun, New York University --This text refers to the Paperback edition.