Gray Zone

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
EditorsGeorge Ritzer
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
ISBN (Electronic)9781405165518
ISBN (Print)9781405124331
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016


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BAEHR, P. (2016). Gray Zone. In G. Ritzer (Ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (pp. 1-3). John Wiley and Sons.