Quentin Skinner on State (Polity) - Dictionary of Arguments
Gaus I 197
State/Skinner/Morris: Before the sixteenth century, the term status was only used by political writers to refer to one of two things: either the state or condition in which a ruler finds him-
self (the status principis); or else the general 'state of the nation' or condition of the realm as a whole (the status regno. What was lacking in these usages was the distinctively modern idea of the State as a form of public power separate from both the ruler and the ruled, and constituting the supreme political authority within a certain defined territory. (Skinner, 1978(1): 353)
1. Skinner, Quentin (1978) The Foundations of Modern Political Thought, 2 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Morris, Christopher W. 2004. „The Modern State“. In: Gaus, Gerald F. & Kukathas, Chandran 2004. Handbook of Political Theory. SAGE Publications_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
B. F. Skinner
Science And Human Behavior 1965
The Return of Grand Theory in the Human Sciences Cambridge 2008
Gerald F. Gaus
Handbook of Political Theory London 2004