La sociologie de « l’état en action » au prisme des relations internationales
Gouvernement & action publique
FR : Presses de Sciences Po
87 - 110 p.
États-Unis, politique de défense, Relations Internationales, sociologie de l'État
The Sociology of the State through the Prism of International Relations. The Case of American Strategic Trade Control Policy By integrating concepts and methods from the fields of international relations and the sociology of public action, this article aims at contributing to the study of the state’s transformations by mobilizing an international relations approach to the sociology of the state. The relationship between the domestic and international dimensions of the capacity of the state remains a blind spot in the literature. Based upon a wide range of primary sources (including 170 interviews), this study shows the evolution in the post-Cold War era of the US “state capacity” in an issue area as regalian as export controls on strategic goods under the impact of both domestic and international pressures. Through the prism of international relations, it is possible to contribute to the analysis of the state by providing a new pers-pective on the classical dichotomy strong state/weak state and on the concept of “state capacity”.