Teoriseminar: Why weak states persist and alternatives to the state fade away

Tor 27 sep. 2018
Tid: 13:15 Sted: NUPI Språk: Engelsk Ledige plasser: 1
Legg i kalender 18-09-27 13:15 18-09-20 15:00 38 Teoriseminar: Why weak states persist and alternatives to the state fade away Arjun Chowdhury besøker NUPI for å diskutere sine nye bok “The Myth of International Order: Why weak states persist and alternatives to the state fade away”. NUPI NUPI seminar@nupi.no http://www.facebook.com/events/160427380695693 false DD/MM/YYYY

Arjun Chowdhury besøker NUPI for å diskutere sine nye bok “The Myth of International Order: Why weak states persist and alternatives to the state fade away”.

Teoriseminaret baserer seg på følgende tekst:

“In my book, I show why we should expect the majority of states in the world to be ‘weak’ states – states that cannot monopolize violence or deliver the services their citizens expect – and yet despite this inability of states, we will not see the development of viable alternatives to the state. I explain that this outcome and the problems associated with it – long civil wars, low rates of taxation, multiple challenges to state authority – are the result of the long-run development of the international system, specifically the decline of interstate war and colonial conquest. Weak states, far from being an aberration to the ‘normal’ course of development, are a product of that development. For better or worse, we will continue to live in a state-dominated world where most states are weak.”

Arjun Chowdhury er førsteamanuensis i statsvitenskap ved University of British Coloumbia. Hans forskning har fokusert på å forklare hvorfor de fleste stater i verden har utviklet seg som «svake stater» – ute av stand til å monopolisere vold eller å skaffe til veie offentlige goder til fordel for sine innbyggere – og likevel klart å opprettholde staten som den sentrale enheten i verdenspolitikken.

Forskningsdirektør ved NUPI, Ole Jacob Sending, leder teoriseminaret.