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4 - Trajectories of Local State Formation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 February 2020

Jefferey M. Sellers
Affiliation:
University of Southern California
Anders Lidström
Affiliation:
Umeå Universitet, Sweden
Yooil Bae
Affiliation:
Fulbright University Vietnam
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Summary

Infrastructures of multilevel democracy are cumulative historical products. Their origins can date back to early state formation. Their institutional foundations were often laid before the arrival of mass democracy, national constitutional orders, state bureaucracies, or urban industrial society. Their formation and evolution has often followed distinct trajectories from national democratization, industrialization, and even the formation of national territorial states. For most of what are now developed democracies, the pivotal events took place over the long nineteenth century from the American Revolution to World War I. Over that period, throughout Europe, North America, and Japan, new national systems of local self-government and territorial administration at the scale of cities and communities established a local state. Introduced at the higher levels of states rather than localities themselves, enactments embedded into wider constitutional and administrative orders formalized a set of local institutions that had previously been informal or at best a patchwork, or had not existed before. In some instances this local state was the result of pressures from civil society. Other times it was the consequence of reform from above. Whatever its origins, this local state would shape the subsequent development of civic and political movements, and the emergence of the policy state.

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Multilevel Democracy
How Local Institutions and Civil Society Shape the Modern State
, pp. 119 - 201
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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