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Paul Staniland ─ Governing Coercion: States and Violence in Asia

Monday, May 5, 2014

5 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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Governments deal with non-state armed groups in a wide variety of ways, including intense suppression campaigns, periods of cooperative collusion, and efforts to formally incorporate armed groups into the state apparatus. This talk will explore the causes and consequences of different state strategies for managing violence. It presents comparative evidence on state-armed group relationships and trajectories of militarized state building in post-colonial South Asia.

Security Studies Seminar

Paul Staniland is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago, where he co-directs the Program on International Security Policy.