The book "Evolution and Properties of States"
In May 2011 I published a book which in Swedish has the title "Statsvetenskap". It is intended as a textbook for political science students at universities, but is also written for a broader public. It has so far been well received, and those familiar with the Swedish language may see some reviews here. I have now also made a preliminary translation of the book into English which is available below. It has the provisional title "Evolution and Properties of States" and is, I think, fairly close to the the final version of the eventual printed book. I have however excluded some elements such as preface, footnotes and references.
The preliminary translation has been commented on by the scholars below for which the links lead to the complete comments:
James N. Druckman, Northwestern University: ... It is a must read.
Mark N. Franklin, European University Institute: ... a modern day "The Prince".
Donald L. Horowitz, Duke University: ... brings us back to fundamentals.
Otmar Höll, Österreichisches Institut für Internationale Politik: ... advances our understanding of statehood in the ... 21st century.
Jonah Levy, University of California, Berkeley: ... Informative and clearly written ...