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Paths Out of DixieThe Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972$
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Robert Mickey

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780691133386

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.001.0001

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Southern Political Development in Comparative Perspective

Southern Political Development in Comparative Perspective

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(p.3) Chapter One Southern Political Development in Comparative Perspective
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Paths Out of Dixie
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Robert Mickey

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.003.0001

This book examines the democratization of authoritarian enclaves in America's Deep South during the period 1944–1972. Through a comparative historical analysis of the experiences of Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina, it shows how the cohesion of elites and party–state capacity contributed to differences in modes of democratization across the Deep South. It suggests that the advancement of Republicans was in part a consequence and a cause of these democratization processes. This introductory chapter discusses some of the alternative perspectives on postwar southern political culture, along with the role of the political economy and black insurgency in southern political development. It also describes the phenomenon of authoritarian enclaves and offers some intuitions about how they might be democratized, focusing on subnational authoritarianism and subnational democratization. Finally, it provides an overview of the book's research design and summarizes the findings to come.

Keywords:   democratization, authoritarian enclaves, Deep South, elites, party-state capacity, political culture, political development, black insurgency, subnational authoritarianism, subnational democratization

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