State Capacity and Public Goods Provision

Conference on State Capacity and Public Goods Provision Agenda

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Thursday, April 4

7:00pm

Dinner

Witherspoon Grill, 57 Witherspoon Street

 

Friday, April 5

8:45-9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00-9:15am

Welcome and Introductions

Melissa Lee and Volha Charnysh

9:15-11:00am

Reexamining the Conventional Wisdom on State Formation and Institutional Strength

Keith Darden: Sacred Sovereignty: Church Capture and the Origins of the Sovereign State in Reformation England

Diana Kim: When the War Ends: Legitimacy Crises and Theatrical Legibility in Colonial Asia

Reo Matsuzaki: Why Colonial Institutions Survived Decolonization: The Case of the Philippines

 

Discussion opener: Marcus Kurtz

11:00-11:15am

Break

11:15am-1:00pm

State-Society Relations I

Daniel Mattingly and Chen Ting: The Origins of Nationalism: Evidence from China

Yuhua Wang: Elite Kinship Network and State Building: Theory and Evidence from Imperial China

Mark Dincecco and Yuhua Wang: The Monopoly over Violence in a Late Modernizer: Evidence from Imperial China

 

Discussion opener: Carles Boix

1:00-2:00pm

Lunch

2:00-3:45pm

 

State-Society Relations II

Melissa Lee and Nan Zhang: Speaking Like a State: Language and State-Society Interaction in 19th Century France

Hillel Soifer and Federico Tiberti: Are State Building Efforts Effective? A New Approach

Giuliana Pardelli: For Profit, Power and Protection: Landed Elites’ Incentives and Fiscal Capacity Development

 

Discussion opener: Evan Lieberman

3:45-4:00pm

Break

4:00-5:45pm

Accountability and Representation

Volha Charnysh and Brendan McElroy: Minorities and Disaster Relief in Autocracies: 1891–92 Famine in Imperial Russia

Mariano Sánchez Talaquer: Suffrage Restrictions and the Reach of the Nation-State

Ken Opalo: Information and Political Accountability Under Multi-Tier Government

 

Discussion Opener: Jennifer Widner

6:30pm

Dinner

Peacock Inn, 20 Bayard Lane

 

Saturday, April 6

9:00-9:15am

Breakfast

9:15-11:00am

Conflict and State Capacity

Didac Queralt: The Legacy of War on Fiscal Capacity

Yuhki Tajima: Insurgent Cohesion and Postwar Order: Evidence from Aceh, Indonesia

David Dow: Policing in a Post-Conflict State: Evidence from Uganda

 

Discussion opener: Andreas Wimmer

11:00-11:15am

Break

11:15am-1:00pm

Policing and Law Enforcement

Ana Arjona: Do Rebel and Criminal Governance Thrive Where the State is Weak?

Gustavo Flores Macías and Jessica Zarkin: Explaining Public Support for Militarizing Law Enforcement: Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment in Mexico

Eric Arias, Rebecca Hanson, Dorothy Kronick, and Tara Slough: Pre-Analysis Plan: The Construction of Trust in the State: Evidence from Police-Community Relations in Colombia

 

Discussion opener: Erik Wibbels

1:00pm

Closing Remarks

Melissa Lee and Volha Charnysh

Box lunches will be available. You are welcome to take your lunch with you as you depart or remain at Palmer House to eat.

 

Location Information

Conference Sessions

Palmer House

1 Bayard Lane

Princeton, NJ 08542

 

Hotel

Nassau Inn

10 Palmer Square

Princeton, NJ 08542

Thursday Dinner

Witherspoon Grill

57 Witherspoon Street

Princeton, NJ 08542

 

Friday Dinner

Peacock Inn

20 Bayard Lane

Princeton, NJ 08540

Sponsored by the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice.