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date: 11 July 2020

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Though family is often seen as private and outside the sphere of politics, some scholars have demonstrated the important role family plays in American politics over time. Integrating family into the repertoire of American political development (APD) will offer new insights into how citizens are made, how states develop capacity, and how change happens over time.

Keywords: family, state capacity, citizenship, change, race, gender

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