How Fast CanYou Build A State? State Building in Revolutions

  • Jaime Becker
  • Jack A. Goldstone
Part of the Political Evolution and Institutional Change book series (PEIC)

Abstract

Revolutions of fer an opportunity to study state building under pressure. Revolutionary leaders come to power after the old state has collapsed or been defeated, and are faced with the need to quickly reconstruct the machinery of administrative, political, and economic control. In this chapter, we look at the resources that revolutionary leaders have drawn on for state building, and the factors that lead to rapid state construction or, in some cases, to slow or ineffective efforts at state building.

Keywords

Depression Europe Mold Assure Stratification 

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  • Jaime Becker
  • Jack A. Goldstone

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