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I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.  The focus of my research has been to explain why most states in the world have developed as 'weak states' that is, unable to monopolize violence or provide public goods to the satisfaction of their people, yet states persist as the central organizational unit of world politics. This argument is developed in my book:

Cover for   The Myth of International Order

Please use these links and those to your left to access information about my book and various papers (RESEARCH), information and advice about graduate school (GRADUATE SUPERVISION AND ADVISING), syllabi and teaching evaluations (TEACHING), and any community or media presentations (COMMENTARY/MEDIA). 

My departmental webpage can be found HERE. However, this is where I post all relevant information. 

Contact
Email: arjun.chowdhury@ubc.ca 
Phone: 604-8221480
Mail: Buch C425, 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
Office: Buch C312