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Provincializing the Dutch State: South Holland in the 19th Century

– beyond the strict constitutional sense. Whereas our title draws its inspiration from Dipesh Chakrabarty’s famous study on European thought in a postcolonial world, our setting is obviously far removed from his global outlook. Dipesh Chakrabarty: Provincializing Europe. Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference, Princeton 2007. For another ›lateral‹ usage of this perspective, see Kiran Klaus Patel: »Provincialising European Union: Co-operation and Integration in Europe in a Historical Perspective«, in: Contemporary European History 22 (2013), p. 649–673. We are

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»The Long Line They Must Make in the Night«: Performative Realism in the Italian State’s Relations with Outsiders

from 2.34% to 6.77% of the general population from 2001 to 2011 , and the lack of preparation of Italian institutions, which makes Italy so important to study. Italy experienced a number of decades of immigration before developing its first comprehensive policy in 1998, largely in response to pressure from the European Union. Monica McBritton / Mario Giovanni Garofalo: »La legge sul immigrazione e il lavoro [The law on migration and work]«, in: Enrico Pugliese (ed.): Rapporto immigrazione. Lavoro, Sindicato, Societá [Immigration report. Work, Unions, Society], Rome

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Colonial Bureaucrats, Institutional Transplants, and Development in the 20th Century

Restoration in Japan. Dongwoo Yoo, Richard Steckel, »Property Rights and Economic Development: the Legacy of Japanese Colonial Institutions«, in: Journal of Institutional Economics, First View Article (2016), p. 1–28, investigates how property right regimes were copied into Japanese colonies in Asia. More recently, the integration of Eastern European countries into the European Union included substantial legal and institutional harmonization in the new member states. See for example Svetozar Pejovich, »Understanding the Transaction Costs of Transition. It’s Culture, Stupid

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