Modernity and the process of state formation: An examination of 20th century africa

Andrew Kirby, Michael D. Ward

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Abstract

Our understanding of the intricacies of international relations is enhanced by different forms of contextual knowledge, both spatial and temporal. In this article, we explore the complexities of the process of state formation, drawing upon the work of Charles Tilly as a template. We apply these ideas, developed in Western Europe, to the process of state formation in modern Africa, with some success. We explore these results for general insights.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-126
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Interactions
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations

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