State-building

Scholarly Publications

Refugees in International Relations

December 2010

" Refugees in International Relations shows that strategic and institutional thinking are essential to understand the causes of forced migration, its consequences, and appropriate policy responses....

Neotrusteeship and the Problem of Weak States

April 2004

George W. Bush and his administration came into office with a self-consciously realist orientation in foreign policy.

War in Chechnya as a Paradigm of Russian State-Building Under Putin, The

March 2004

Gail Lapidus writes that the war in Chechnya has played a complex and highly negative role in Russia's political development.

Events

Theories of Development and External State-Building

March 24, 2017

Abstract: Both the academic and policy making worlds have been dominated by three explanations for development, understood broadly as democratization and rising levels of per capita income.

The Ties that Bind: Elite Networks and Stability in Iraq and Syria

January 29, 2015

Abstract: Why and how do elite arrangements vary across authoritarian regimes?

Rebel Governance, War Legacies, and Post-Conflict Democratization

October 20, 2011

Reyko Huang is a 2011-2012 Zukerman fellow and predoctoral fellow at CISAC. She is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Columbia University.

Projects

Ethnic Conflict in the Former Soviet Union

Ethnic conflicts in the former Soviet Union, and their potential for triggering serious interstate conflicts, pose a major threat to regional and international security in the years ahead.
English

People

Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Asfandyar Mir Asfandyar Mir Predoctoral fellow