Scott F Abramson

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Broadly, my research is in the fields of comparative politics and international relations with a focus on political development and state formation. My dissertation explores the origins and development of the modern territorial state using a combination of formal, quantitative, and historical methods. Other projects examine the ways in which power is transmitted across generations of political regimes, the causes of the industrial revolution, and the effects of new military technologies on Japanese state-formation during the Sengoku period.