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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

GOVT 85.10 State Making and State Breaking

We study the causes of state formation, breakup, and collapse. Why did the modern territorial state triumph over its competitors over most of the world, such as feudal domains, condominiums, tribes, confederations, and city-states? What explains the rise in the territorial scale of the state between the 10th and 20th centuries, as well as its organizational deepening over that period? How serious are today’s challenges to the territorial state, like separatist movements, supranational federations, de facto states, and functional overlapping competing jurisdictions?

Distributive and/or World Culture


The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.


Not offered in AY 2017-2018. May be offered in AY 2018-2019.