A conference on State Capacity and Public Goods Provision will be held at Princeton University on April 5 and 6, 2019. The conference, hosted by Melissa Lee (Princeton University) and Volha Charnysh (MIT), is sponsored by the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Department of Politics.
The goals of the conference are threefold: (1) to provide presenters with the opportunity to receive high-quality feedback on their projects, (2) to foster a sustained and focused conversation on the relationship between state capacity and public goods provision, and (3) to provide an opportunity for bringing together senior and junior scholars with expertise on these issues in different regions and historical periods.
The conference will be organized around six thematic panels over one and half days. Each panel will have three presenters and one discussant.
The conference would be of interest to faculty and students with research interests on the processes of state and nation building, on the one hand, and on the relationship between state capacity, public goods provision, and development, on the other hand. These themes cut across subfields of political science and have generated lively theoretical and empirical debates in recent year.
The conference agenda can be accessed from the following page: https://niehaus.princeton.edu/conferences/statecap/agenda
This conference is open to Princeton University faculty, research fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students only.