Appeared in: Volume 3, Number 1
Published on: September 1, 2007
Grudging Consent

Democracy turns out to be a verb describing how some rulers acquire the resources to govern.

Charles Tilly is Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia Univeristy and author of several books, including Democracy (2007) and Coercion, Capital and European States: A.D. 990–1992 (1993).
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