Causes and Consequences of State Capacity in the MENA

Causes and Consequences of State Capacity in the MENA

Date: 
Mon, 2020-02-24 13:00 - 14:30
  • (c) Robert Springborg(c) Robert Springborg

Causes and Consequences of State Capacity in the MENA

Monday 24 February 2020 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
PSIA Seminar Room (S1), 28 rue des Saints-Pères

Open to PSIA students. Registration compulsory.

A lecture by Robert Springborg, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London

Introduced and moderated by Nayef Al Shammari, Professor, Economics Department, Kuwait University ; Kuwait Program Visiting Professor, PSIA

Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) economies are underperforming because of historically and structurally rooted political weaknesses. Overgrown but weak MENA states embody what neo-institutional economists have labeled “limited access orders.” The deep states that gatekeep those orders have undermined the nominal, visible governmental institutions upon which effective governance and the rule of law must rest. Now these states face the daunting challenge of urgently diversifying non-sustainable rentier political economies, a task which thus far appears to be beyond their capacities

This event is presented by PSIA and the Kuwait Program at Sciences Po.

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