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State Power, State Capacity, and Development

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  • Sekeris Petros G.

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State capacity is known to constitute a driver of economic development. This note establishes the emergence of state power as a precondition for the development of state capacity. After clearly establishing the differences between these concepts, I explore the geographical factors favouring the emergence of state power and provide some evidence from a study of Madagascar.

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  • Sekeris Petros G., 2015. "State Power, State Capacity, and Development," Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 21(4), pages 553-560, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:pepspp:v:21:y:2015:i:4:p:553-560:n:16
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