PSCI 569 State Formation
- Spring 2016
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.