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State history and political instability: The disadvantage of early state development

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posted on 2023-07-24, 08:16 authored by Trung V VuTrung V Vu

This article hypothesizes and empirically establishes that statehood experience, accumulated over a period of up to six millennia, lies at the deep roots of the spatial distribution of political instability across non-European countries. Using the state history index measured between 3,500 BCE and 2000 CE, I consistently obtain precise estimates that long-standing states outside Europe, relative to their newly established counterparts, are characterized by greater political uncertainty. I postulate that a very long duration of state experience impeded the transplantation of inclusive political institutions by European colonizers, which would eventually become central to shaping countries' ability to establish politically stable regimes outside Europe. The core findings place emphasis on the long-term legacy of early state development for contemporary political instability.

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  • Loughborough Business School

Department

  • Economics

Published in

Kyklos

Volume

76

Issue

3

Pages

351-379

Publisher

Wiley

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Author

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Wiley under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

2023-02-19

Publication date

2023-03-15

Copyright date

2023

ISSN

0023-5962

eISSN

1467-6435

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Van Trung Vu. Deposit date: 15 March 2023

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