17.590 State Building


Class Info

Examines the process of building modern, national states across regions at different levels of development. Focuses on conceptualizing and measuring state power; and on the range of political, economic, and social explanations that account for variation, including the role of technology, war, material endowments, geography, trust, ethnic diversity, and democratic regimes. Evaluates the quality of evidence for different accounts. Theoretical orientation intended for Ph.D. students in political science.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.590 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by E. Lieberman.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Mondays in E53-438.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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