Updated Paper: The Sources of Association

Wes and I just wrapped up a new draft of our paper “The Structural Sources of Associational Life.” We’re pretty happy with the new version.

We argue that the state and the world polity have become engines of association, driving the expansion of civil society. We discuss reasons why and explain how these factors generate different configurations of associational life around the globe.

Again, we play around with some fancy models — like the Arelleno-Bover/Blundell-Bond ‘system GMM’ panel data estimator. But, as is often the case, the results are pretty much the same with OLS…

The paper can be dowloadedhere:  Schofer Longhofer Sources of Association 6.24.09.  Comments are always welcome.


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