The state as a standard of civilisation: assembling the modern state in Lebanon and Syria, 1800-1944

@inproceedings{Delatolla2017TheSA,
  title={The state as a standard of civilisation: assembling the modern state in Lebanon and Syria, 1800-1944},
  author={Andrew Delatolla},
  year={2017}
}
This thesis critiques the conceptualisation of the state as a rational product of modernity that places importance on institutional capacity and typological criteria. Tied to this history is a distinct set of knowledges and practices that inform international relations and politics, including those of contemporary development and state building. The expansion of these knowledges and practices through colonialism, imperial modernisation, and global governance have established a global standard… Expand