Politics, History and State Making: The Pathways of State Capacity Diffusion
Alexander Von Hagen-Jamar presents a paper on state capacity diffusion. Many theories of state-making argue that the development of state capacity in one state contributes to the development in another, through competition or diffusion.
We use statistical models to evaluate which, if any, relationships between states lead to this contagion of state capacity. We specify models within and across regions to test what conditions are necessary for these interdependencies to manifest.
Time: December 2, 12.00 (sharp) to 13.00