Boundary Control

Boundary Control

Written by: Edward L. Gibson

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  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: 2013-01-07
  • ISBN-10: 9780521192231
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The democratization of the national government is only a first step in the diffusion of democracy throughout a country's territory. Even after a national government is democratized, subnational authoritarian "enclaves" often continue to deny rights to citizens of local jurisdictions. This is a common but little-understood problem in the post-communist and developing world and was a key facet of American politics until the fall of the "Solid South" in the mid-twentieth century. This book explains how subnational authoritarianism is part of normal democratic politics and strategic interactions between local authoritarians and national democratic leaders.

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