The Princeton Network on State Building in the Developing World has scheduled four workshops throughout the world. Each workshop has brought together leading scholars actively working on relevant research agendas, hoping to promote deep discussion across fields and particular geographic foci.
Each workshop listed below has a separate page, listed to the left, which provides a summary agenda including presenters and paper titles. There is also a password protected Princeton University-sponsored Webspace devoted to archiving those papers. Participants are welcome to log in to their workshop's site to view and download the papers.
Non-participants who wish to read any of these papers should contact the presenter directly.
October 9-10, 2009, Princeton, NJ
The first workshop, held in Princeton, NJ, sought to discuss conceptual and measurement issues, theoretical perspectives, general geographies and histories, and establish a research agenda for future meetings.
May 7-8, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa
The second workshop focused on the African region. The major theme of this workshop was state capacity.
January 20-22, 2011, New Delhi, India
Our third workshop focused on issues of state building throughout the Asian region. Sessions explored development nationally and sub-nationally in India, in Southeast Asia, and East Asia.
February 10-11, 2012, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The fourth workshop was held in São Paulo, Brazil, hosted by Maria Herminia Tavares de Almeida and the University of Sao Paulo. We continued our discussions of the key issues of state building, including capacity, histories, geography, and current theoretical and empirical research.
May 17-18, 2013, Oxford, England
The fifth and final workshop was held in Oxford, England. Co-hosted by Oxford University, we wrapped the discussion of state building by bringing together panelists from the previous four conferences.