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Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800

State Capacity as Power


November 11, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall
November 11, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall

** Please note: Those planning to attend events in this series should read the paper that will be posted on the CES website before the seminar.**

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This paper reviews the growing literature on “state capacity” and proposes a new conceptualization of it. The paper argues that most existing definitions and theories of state capacity are too closely tailored to explaining a specific set of outcomes. The idea behind our own conceptualization is that state capacity can be defined as the strength of the causal relationship between the policies that governments adopt and the outcomes that they intend to achieve.

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