I study the international and domestic politics of statebuilding and state capacity. Three main themes animate my research agenda:
- The influence of international actors on statebuilding and political order.
- The domestic and historical determinants of state development and state capacity.
- Stability and change in the territorial configurations of states.
Within this agenda, I investigate different facets of stateness: political order and the monopoly of authority, state presence, the capacity of state institutions, and control over territory.
Learn more about my work on the state and see a description of projects by research theme: