Castles: Tracing the Origins and Consequences of the Modern State

The modern state was a revolutionary institutional innovation that originated in medieval or early modern Europe, spread to all parts of the world and quickly became the dominant form of social organization. Today, the modern state is recognized as a necessary condition for democracy and for economic development. Despite the centrality of the modern state – and despite the fact that the definition of the state as an organization with a monopoly on the use of violence is uncontested – the social sciences have not yet produced a useful measure of this core concept. With the Castle-project this is no longer the case.

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Researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Hariri, Jacob Gerner Professor +4535323567 E-mail
Wingender, Asger Mose Assistant Professor +4535321605 E-mail

Funded by:

The Independent Research Fund Denmark

Castles: Tracing the Origins and Consequences of the Modern State has received funding from the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) under its Sapere Aude Research Leader-program.

Project: Castles: Tracing the Origins and Consequences of the Modern State
Period: 2017-2023

Contact

Jacob Gerner Hariri
Mail: jgh@ifs.ku.dk
Phone: +45 35 32 35 67

External researchers

Name Title
Christian N. Larsen Research assistant
Eskild Jakobsen Research assistant
Kasper Hansen Research assistant
Maria Lok Research assistant
Mikko Damgaard Sørensen Research assistant
Samer Shaker Research assistant