International Reports

The State in the “Third World”

by Manfred Mols
The state continues to stand for a western order, whose achievements are respected and which is regarded in the West itself and indeed almost all other parts of the world as the paradigm for political normality. Political philosophy concentrates on experience from the Western world and avoids the issue as to what political and philosophical thinking is undertaken in non-Western regions of the world. The basic findings of the Western model as the one regarded as setting the standard for state and political modernisation could not be undermined.