|Title of host publication||The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology|
|Publisher||John Wiley and Sons|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2016|
For the purposes of this entry, “gray zone” has two meanings. The first, and more complex, describes complicity and collaboration within the Nazi death camps. The second delineates political regimes that are stranded between the severest modes of repression (despotism, autocracy, totalitarianism) and constitutional liberal democracies.