Collective Action, Good Government, and Democracy in Tlaxcallan, Mexico: An Analysis Based on Demokratia

@inproceedings{Fargher2022CollectiveAG,
  title={Collective Action, Good Government, and Democracy in Tlaxcallan, Mexico: An Analysis Based on Demokratia},
  author={Lane F. Fargher and Richard Blanton and Verenice Y. Heredia Espinoza},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Political Science},
  year={2022}
}
For nearly 200 years, Western social science has argued that good government, embodied in democracy, originated exclusively in Western Europe and was introduced to the rest of the world. This Eurocentric vision has profoundly shaped social science's approach to the non-Western World (and pre-modern Europe). Importantly, distinct theories (e.g., Oriental Despotism, Substantivism, etc.) were developed to address premodern state-building in Asia, the Near East, Africa, and the Americas because… 
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