My book "Towards a Science of States: their Evolution and Properties" was published in the beginning of 2015. Since we are living in a dynamic world matters of relevance for the book do however occur continually. Therefore I started posting various comments in this section of my website called "Continued discussion". More and more I have however found it difficult to deliver this kind of comments properly and in due order–I am just too old. And therefore I will now leave this section in its present state with the comments presented according to the relevant chapters and here are the links:
Chapter 2: States during 5000 years
Chapter 5: Politics
Chapter 10: The
properties of representative democracy
Appendix: The states in the present world
Finally, and in spite of all my efforts, the book may contain faults or dubious matters which should have been obvious already in 2015. Thus, unfortunately, a few references to figures have become wrong. Thus the reference to table 3 close to the end of page 319 should be a reference to figure 10; the references to figure 5, figure 7 and figure 8 in the middle of page 331 should be references to figure 8, figure 13 and figure 14 respectively; the reference to figure 11 in the middle of page 336 should, of course, be a reference to figure 17; the reference to figure 11 at the top of page 342 should be a reference to figure 17; and, finally, the reference to table 4 at the top of page 378 should be a reference to table 2.
May 1st, 2021