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Anna Grzymala Busse, Chuck Tilly Goes to Church: The Medieval & Religious Roots of the Modern State (Comparative Politics Colloquium)

December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Co-sponsored by the Erasmus + Jean Monnet Projects and the Comparative Politics Colloquium of the Department of Political Science.

“Chuck Tilly goes to Church: The Medieval and Religious Roots of the Modern State”

Anna Grzymala-Busse is the Michelle and Kevin Douglas Professor of International Studies in the Department of Political Science, the Director of the Europe Center, and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the historical development of the state and its transformation, political parties, religion and politics, and post-communist politics. Other areas of interest include populism, informal institutions, and the role of temporality and causal mechanisms in social science explanations.

She is the author of three books: Redeeming the Communist Past: The Regeneration of Communist Successor Parties; Rebuilding Leviathan: Party Competition and State Development in Post-Communist Europe; and Nations Under God: How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Politics. She is also a recipient of the Carnegie and Guggenheim Fellowships.

Find out more about the Comparative Politics Colloquium at the CPC website.


December 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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