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Project: A social network analysis of classical Athens (403-322 BC): a corroboration of the notion of the stateless polis?

01/10/13 – 30/09/16

This project aims to test Berent’s thesis of the Greek polis as a ‘stateless society’. If ‘the’ polis functioned as a stateless society, the absence of a state coercive apparatus would have had to be compensated for by non-state-based forces of integration. This project will examine to what extent social networks in Athens (403-322 BC) functioned as such a force of integration.