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Contents Preface Chapter 1 The Missing Dimensions of Stateness 1 The Contested Role of the State 4 Scope Versus Strength 7 Scope, Strength, and Economic Development 18 The New Conventional Wisdom 25 The Supply of Institutions 27 Demand for Institutions 38 Making Things Worse 45 Chapter 2 Weak States and the Black Hole of Public Administration 50 Institutional Economics and the Theory of Organizations 52 The Ambiguity of Goals 59 Principals, Agents, and Incentives 63 Decentralization and Discretion 76 Losing, and Reinventing, the Wheel 86 Capacity-Building Under Conditions of Organizational Ambiguity: Policy Implications 92 Chapter 3 Weak States and International Legitimacy 102 The New American Empire 104 The Erosion of Sovereignty 106 Nation-Building 109 Democratic Legitimacy on an International Level 114 Beyond the Nation-State 124 Chapter 4 Smaller but Stronger 128 Bibliography 132 Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: State, The, National state