Week 8 of my Order & Violence course: State building without war making

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This week’s lecture draws heavily on one of the most important books on development I’ve ever read: Building State Capability by Harvard’s Matt Andrews, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woodcock. It is open access and you can download it for free. If you hate trees but love the authors, buy a print copy.

My syllabus is here and the slides are here:

  • Week 8 – State building without war making
  • Week 7 – Armed interventions
  • Week 6 – Legacies of Imperialism and post-colonial politics
  • Week 5 – The State and Society
  • Week 4 – Institutions
  • Week 3 – State development
  • Week 2 – Conflict
  • Week 1 – The demand for order

8 thoughts on “Week 8 of my Order & Violence course: State building without war making

  1. Week 6 is the best short analysis of imperialism and its consequences I’ve ever read. Masterly performance. I’ll steal some , if that’s ok.

    The rest are pretty good too. Congratulations on this course. I don’t think you could have found a better use of your education and work then this.

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