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MWP Multidisciplinary Research Workshop - State-building in Non-democratic Societies

Dates:
  • Mon 06 May 2019 09.15 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-05-06 9:15 2019-05-06 18:00 Europe/Paris MWP Multidisciplinary Research Workshop - State-building in Non-democratic Societies

Successful state-building and the development of state capacity are key challenges for today’s developing countries. However, we still only partially understand how modern states arise and obtain their administrative capabilities, including the ability to tax and provide high-quality social services. In particular, the political, social, institutional, and economic factors that influence these processes are still widely debated.
While there is a wealth of research on democracy and state-building, we know much less about state building in non-democratic settings. This workshop will bring together scholars from different disciplines – using a range of scientific methods and empirical case studies with a wide geographical and temporal scope – to discuss recent work related to past and present state building in non-democratic states. The purpose of the workshop is to start a cross-disciplinary conversation (including history, political science, law and economics) about the academic challenges in the literature on state-building, and some of the problems facing today’s developing countries. The workshop will be of interest to anyone concerned with state-building and institutions in a broad sense.

Organisers: Per Andersson (MWF/SPS), Rémi Dewière (MWF/HEC), Benoît Maréchaux (MWF/HEC), Corina Mavrodin (MWF/HEC), Andrea Papadia (MWF/RSC), Christopher Roberts (MWF/LAW).

Theatre, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Theatre, Badia Fiesolana

Successful state-building and the development of state capacity are key challenges for today’s developing countries. However, we still only partially understand how modern states arise and obtain their administrative capabilities, including the ability to tax and provide high-quality social services. In particular, the political, social, institutional, and economic factors that influence these processes are still widely debated.
While there is a wealth of research on democracy and state-building, we know much less about state building in non-democratic settings. This workshop will bring together scholars from different disciplines – using a range of scientific methods and empirical case studies with a wide geographical and temporal scope – to discuss recent work related to past and present state building in non-democratic states. The purpose of the workshop is to start a cross-disciplinary conversation (including history, political science, law and economics) about the academic challenges in the literature on state-building, and some of the problems facing today’s developing countries. The workshop will be of interest to anyone concerned with state-building and institutions in a broad sense.

Organisers: Per Andersson (MWF/SPS), Rémi Dewière (MWF/HEC), Benoît Maréchaux (MWF/HEC), Corina Mavrodin (MWF/HEC), Andrea Papadia (MWF/RSC), Christopher Roberts (MWF/LAW).


Location:
Theatre, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Workshop

Contact:
Francesca Grassini (EUI - Max Weber Programme) - Send a mail

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