Final lecture: Order & Violence

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There were supposed to be 10 weeks to the quarter but turns out UChicago doesn’t do a makeup day for Memorial Day! So some major surgery later, my last two lectures fit into one. This is just as well because I don’t know that much about democratization.

Thanks to everyone for the comments and suggestions over the quarter. One of these days, maybe soon, I would like to write this up into a book. So critical comments are valuable.

My syllabus is here and the slides are here:

  • Week 9 – Democracy promotion & wrap-up
  • 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

15 thoughts on “Final lecture: Order & Violence

  1. Chris – I see you cite the Benedek et al work on aid and tax rather uncritically. The work is basically mistaken, and allowing even simple lags (and/or ‘fessing up to the fact the dependent variable is actually a mishmash of several sources) means you get a modest positive effect. Agreed on your theory point, but consider that tax collection requires investment, and aid loosens the budget constraint, so there are theoretical predictions either way.

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dpr.12154/abstract :
    “The resulting weight of evidence points to a modest but positive effect on the part of foreign aid generally on domestic tax revenue. Fears over a negative effect for aid grants appear unwarranted, and are accounted for by the inappropriate use of data or endogeneity issues.”

    (In other news – thanks for sharing the slides, really useful to see how you summarise and organise the lit.)

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