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PSCI 569 State Formation

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  • Spring 2016
    Scott Abramson
    Spring 2016 — F 9:30 - 12:00
    Course Syllabus

    This course surveys major topics and theoretical contributions in the literature(s) on state formation. We will focus on three broad themes: anarchy & the construction of political order, the development of the modern state, and the evolution of the international system. With the explicit goal of exploring how research in international relations & comparative politics should be pursued in the future, each session assigns readings from both traditional macro-historical research and more recent analytical approaches.