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Rasmus Broms

RESEARCHER

Department of Political
Science
Telephone
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
Room number
C427
Postal address
Box 711
40530 Göteborg

About Rasmus Broms

 

Areas of interest

My fields of interest include developmental issues, institutions and governance, political sociology, and American Politics.

My dissertation project revolves around the importance of taxation for state building. From a historical perspective, previous research on the Early-Modern European state, has shown that the increasing need for tax revenue led to a professionalization of the bureaucracy, along with an increasing pressure for accountability from below. These mechanisms proved to be a decisive component in the construction of the European nation-state. My focus lies on determining whether these processes can be found in today’s developing world as well. 

Teaching and tutoring

Participating in several courses at the dept. of Political Science.

 

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