How Fast CanYou Build A State? State Building in Revolutions
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.
KeywordsCultural Capital Modern State State Leader State Building Social Revolution
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