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SOSC 2800 Lecture 10: Week 10 - State Institution and development
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Department
Social Science
Course
SOSC 2800
Professor
Merouan Mekouar
Semester
Fall

Description
SOSC 2800 - Development in Comparative and Historical Perspective November 28, 2016 Week 10: The State and Development The role of the nation-state • Guarantees ownership of private property • Provides infrastructure necessary for economic development • Regulates conflict between opposing economic interests • Monopoly of legitimate violence • Modern phenomenon Origins of the state • Little concentration of power in traditional societies (Claude Lévi-Strauss) • Vertical power appeared with: o Agriculture o Surplus of goods (Marx) o War and taxation (Tilly) • Modern nation-state o The army, the school, and the railroad (Eugene Weber) The modern state • Extracts resources from the population (Olson) • Facilitates the economic life • Secures citizens’ obedience • Monop
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