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Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy

Editor-in-Chief: Caruso, Raul

Ed. by Bove, Vincenzo / Kibris, Arzu / Sekeris, Petros

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Volume 21, Issue 4


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State Power, State Capacity, and Development

Petros G. Sekeris
Published Online: 2015-10-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2015-0043


State capacity is known to constitute a driver of economic development. This note establishes the emergence of state power as a precondition for the development of state capacity. After clearly establishing the differences between these concepts, I explore the geographical factors favouring the emergence of state power and provide some evidence from a study of Madagascar.

Keywords: state power; state capacity; development


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About the article

Corresponding author: Petros G. Sekeris, Principal Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, E-mail:

Published Online: 2015-10-20

Published in Print: 2015-12-01

Citation Information: Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, Volume 21, Issue 4, Pages 553–560, ISSN (Online) 1554-8597, ISSN (Print) 1079-2457, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2015-0043.

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