PIIRS Director’s Book Forum: States in the Developing World
Location:Louis A. Simpson International Building
Audience:Open to the Public
Sponsored by PIIRS Director’s Book Forum
Miguel A. Centeno, Princeton University
Atul Kohli, Princeton University
Deborah J. Yashar, Princeton University
What should states in the developing world do and how should they do it? How have states in the developing world addressed the challenges of promoting development, order, and inclusion? States in the developing world are supposed to build economies, control violence, and include the population. How they do so depends on historical origins and context as well as policy decisions. This volume presents a comprehensive theory of state capacity, what it consists of, and how it may be measured. With historical empirical illustrations it suggests that historical origins and political decisions help drive the capacity of states to meet their goals.
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