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Valentin Figueroa

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Valentin Figueroa

Political Science


Valentin Figueroa is a PhD Candidate in Stanford's Department of Political Science. His research examines the processes behind the great political developments of early modern history. In his dissertation, he studies how the Protestant Reformation unleashed a number of processes that in the long-term generated the ideal administrative conditions for rulers to replace proprietary officeholders with professional and salaried bureaucrats.