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Matthew Lange

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Professor

Stephen Leacock Building, Room 712
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7

Tel.: 514-398-6850
Fax: 514-398-7276
E-Mail: matthew [dot] lange [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Matthew Lange)
Office: Leacock 735



Research Areas

Development, Political Sociology, Comparative-Historical Sociology, Ethnic Violence

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Biography

(PhD, Brown University, 2004).  Lange has been a professor at McGill since 2004.  His work focuses on state building, nationalism, ethnic violence, development, colonial legacies, and comparative-historical methods. In addition to his articles and chapters, he has authored Lineages of Despotism and Development:  British Colonialism and State Power (Chicago, 2009), Educations in Ethnic Violence:  Identity, Educational Bubbles, and Resource Mobilization (Cambridge, 2012), and Comparative-Historical Methods (Sage, 2013) and is a co-editor of States and Development:  Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and The Oxford Handbook of the Transformations of the State (Oxford, 2015).

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Selected Publications

Books

Liebfried, Stephan, Evelyne Huber, Matthew Lange, Jonah Levy, Frank Nullmeier, and John Stephens (eds.).  2015.  Oxford Handbook of the Transformations of the State.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Lange, Matthew.  2013.  Comparative-Historical Methods.  London: Sage. 

Lange, Matthew.  2012. Educations in Ethnic Violence:  Identity, Educational Bubbles, and Resource Mobilization. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Lange, Matthew. 2009. Lineages of Despotism and Development: British Colonialism and State Power. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lange, Matthew and Dietrich Rueschemeyer (eds.). 2005. States and Development: Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press.

 

Book Chapters

Lange, Matthew.  2015.  “State Formation and Transformation in Africa and Asia:  The Third Phase of State Expansion.” Oxford Handbook of the Transformations of the State.  Stephan Liebfried, Evelyne Huber, Matthew Lange, Jonah Levy, Frank Nullmeier, and John Stephens (eds.).  New York:  Oxford University Press, 116-130.

Lange, Matthew.  2015.  “States in the Global South:  Transformations, Trends, and Diversity.” Oxford Handbook of the Transformations of States.  Stephan Liebfried, Evelyne Huber, Matthew Lange, Jonah Levy,Frank Nullmeier, and John Stephens (eds.).  New York:  Oxford University Press, 673-688.

Lange, Matthew, and Klaus Schlichte.  2015.  “Ethnicity and State Transformation in the Global South.”  Pp. 763-778 in Oxford Handbook of the Transformations of States.  Stephan Liebfried, Evelyne Huber, Matthew Lange, Jonah Levy, Frank Nullmeier, and John Stephens (eds.).  New York:  Oxford University Press, 763-778.

Huber, Evelyne, Matthew Lange, Stephan Leibfried, Jonah D. Levy, Frank Nullmeier, and John D. Stephens.  2015.  “Introduction:  Transformations of the State.” Oxford Handbook of the Transformations of States.  Stephan Liebfried, Evelyne Huber, Matthew Lange, Jonah Levy, and John Stephens (eds.).  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1-32.

Huber, Evelyne, Matthew Lange, Stephan Leibfried, Jonah D. Levy, Frank Nullmeier, and John D. Stephens.  2015.  “Conclusion:  States Transforming.” Oxford Handbook of the Transformations of States.  Stephan Liebfried, Evelyne Huber, Matthew Lange, Jonah Levy, Frank Nullmeier, and John Stephens (eds.).  New York:  Oxford University Press, 815-839.

Lange, Matthew.  2013.  “When Does Nationalism Turn Violent?  A Comparative Analysis of Canada and Sri Lanka.” Nationalism and War.  John Hall and Sinisa Malesevic (eds.).  New York:  Cambridge University Press, 124-144.

Lange, Matthew.  2012.  “Education, Ethnonationalism, and Non-Violence in Quebec.” Reading Sociology. Lorne Tepperman (ed.).  Toronto: Oxford University Press, 122-126.

Lange, Matthew.  2010.  “States and Economic Development.”  The Handbook of Politics:  State and Society in Global Perspective.  Kevin T. Leicht and J. Craig Jenkins (eds.).  New York:  Springer Publishers, 263-278.

Lange, Matthew.  2010.  “State Formation, Consolidation and the Security Challenge: Why Developing Countries are Not Becoming Stronger and More Secure.” Weak States and South Asia’s Insecurity Predicament, edited by T.V. Paul. Stanford University Press, 51-72.

Lange, Matthew.  2006.  “Author’s Response.” Colonialism and Imperialism:  Between Ideologies and Practice. Diogo Ramada Curto and Alexis Rappas (eds.).  Fiesole, Italy:  European University Institute, 105-114. 

Lange, Matthew.  2005.  “British Colonial State Legacies and Development Trajectories:  A Statistical Analysis of Direct and Indirect Rule.” States and Development:  Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance. Matthew Lange and Dietrich Rueschemeyer (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan Press, 117-139.

Lange, Matthew.  2005.  “The Rule of Law and Development:  A Weberian Framework of States and State-Society Relations.” States and Development:  Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance. Matthew Lange and Dietrich Rueschemeyer (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan Press, 48-65.

Lange, Matthew and Dietrich Rueschemeyer.   2005.  “States and Development: An Introduction.” States and Development:  Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance. Matthew Lange and Dietrich Rueschemeyer (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan Press, 3-25.

Lange, Matthew and Dietrich Rueschemeyer.  2005.  “States and Development: What Insight Did We Gain?” Co-written with Dietrich Rueschemeyer.  States and Development:  Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance. Matthew Lange and Dietrich Rueschemeyer (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan Press, 239-258.

 

Articles

Lange, Matthew.  2011.  “Social Welfare and Ethnic Warfare:  Exploring the Impact of Education on Ethnic Violence.”  Studies in Comparative International Development, 46 (4): 372-396.

Gerring, John, Peter Kingstone, Matthew Lange, and Aseema Sinha.  2011.  “Democracy and Economic Policy:  A Historical Perspective.”  World Development, 39: 1735-1748.

Lange, Matthew and Andrew Dawson.  2010.  “Education and Ethnic Violence:  A Cross-National Time-Series Analysis.”  Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 16: 216-239.

Lange, Matthew and Andrew Dawson.  2009.  “Dividing and Ruling the World?  A Statistical Test of the Effects of Colonialism on Postcolonial Civil Violence.”  Social Forces, 88: 785-818.

Lange, Matthew.  2009.  “Developmental Crises:  A Comparative-Historical Analysis of State Building in Colonial Botswana and Malaysia.”  Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 47: 1-27.

Lange, Matthew and Hrag Balian.  2008.  “Containing Conflict or Instigating Unrest?  A Test of the Effects of State Infrastructural Power on Civil Violence.”  Studies in Comparative International Development, 43: 314-333.

Lange, Matthew, James Mahoney, and Mattias vom Hau.  2006.  “Colonialism and Development:  A Comparative Analysis of British and Spanish Colonies.”  American Journal of Sociology, 111, 5: 1412-1462.

Lange, Matthew.  2004.  “British Colonial Legacies and Political Development.”  World Development, 32, 6: 905-922.

Lange, Matthew.  2003.  “Structural Holes and Structural Synergies: A Comparative-Historical Analysis of State-Society Relations and Development in Colonial Sierra Leone and Mauritius.”  International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 44, 4: 372-407.

Lange, Matthew.  2003.  “Embedding the Colonial State:  A Comparative-Historical Analysis of State Building and Broad-Based Development in Mauritius.”  Social Science History, 27, 3: 397-23

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Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:
SOCI 210 Sociological Perspectives
SOCI 326 Political Sociology
SOCI 446 Colonialism and Society

Graduate Seminars:
SOCI 507 Social Change
SOCI 555 Comparative Historical Sociology