RESEARCHERDepartment of Political
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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Competition and service quality: Evidence from Swedish residential care
Religion and Institutional Quality: Long-Term Effects of the Financial Systems in Protestantism and
Inheritance regimes: Medieval family structures and current institutional
Preparing political science students for a non-academic career: Experiences from a novel course
Political competition and public procurement
Marketization and the Quality of Residential Elderly Care in
Colonial Revenue Extraction and Modern Day Government Quality in the British
World Development - 2017-01-01
Procurement and competition in Swedish
Preparing Students for a Future Career:
Experiences from the course “The Professional Political
Taxation and Government
Putting Up or Shutting Up: On the Individual-Level Relationship between Taxpaying and Political Interest in a Developmental
Journal of Development Studies - 2015-01-01
Governing religion: the long-term effects of sacred
Taxation and Government Quality: The Size, the Shape, or just Europe 300 Years