Trust and Rule
Rightly fearing that unscrupulous rulers would break them up, seize their resources, or submit them to damaging forms of intervention, strong networks of trust such as kinship groups, clandestine religious sects, and trade diasporas have historically insulated themselves from political control by a variety of strategies. Drawing on a vast range of comparisons over time and space, Trust and Rule, first published in 2005, asks and answers how and with what consequences members of trust networks have evaded, compromised with, or even sought connections with political regimes. Since different forms of integration between trust networks produce authoritarian, theocratic, and democratic regimes, the book provides an essential background to the explanation of democratization and de-democratization.
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activists al-Qaeda American authoritative organizations authorities Bartholomew Roberts Bermeo boundary brokered autonomy Bruderhof capital Catholic century chain migration changes Charles Tilly church clientage coercion collaborative institutions commitment communities confraternities consequential de-democratization democracy democratic dissimulation economic elite established evasive conformity example existing trust networks extent external connections French governmental agents households increasing Indian integration of trust intentional communities interaction internal interpersonal Ireland Irish Islamist Jewish Jews Johnstown's Juchitan Kanter Kaskaskias kinship labor Levi Levi's long-term major political actors malfeasance means members of trust merchants Mexico military Muldrew mutual aid Nadwas networks into public occurred operation parish participants parties patronage peasants pirates population predation processes protection public politics regimes regional relations religious rulers Sidney Tarrow social capital social movement strategies structure survival sustain systems of rule terror theocracy Tilly tion top-down trade diasporas transformations Usama bin Ladin Vallouise viability Waldensians workers Zablocki