I am interested in how states work. Most of my work has been on Latin American cases, and the latest project is on the development of these during the 19th Century. I am also part of a project comparing the contemporary state capacity of developing countries with special focus on South Africa, India, and Brazil. Globalization remains an interest and I am writing a history of the “rise and fall” of neoliberalism. I am also working on a book analyzing the links between war and social order. The next major project will be a comparative analysis of the legacies of land tenure patterns in the Americas (including the U.S.)
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