State-Making and the Origins of Global Order in the Long Nineteenth Century and Beyond

Project Details

Description

How did state-making affect the international system in the 19th century and beyond? Three research themes build the core of this 6-year research program:

(1) How did the different dimensions of state-making, including internal and external sovereignty, revenue extraction, professionalization of the bureaucracy and the development of infrastructural capacity, evolve? What actors and organized interests supported or put up resistance to these processes?

(2) How were these dimensions of state-making affected by geopolitical competition, warfare and the diffusion of novel political technologies?

(3) What were the consequences for the international system, both with respect to the type of state that emerged and what entities were granted membership in the state system?
Short titleSTANCE
AcronymSTANCE
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2015/01/012020/12/31

Funding

  • The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation: Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Science Research

UKÄ subject classification

  • Political Science