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Patronage and Power: Local State Networks and Party-State Resilience in Rural China

Ben Hillman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789363
eISBN:
9780804791618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789363.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Drawing on more than a decade of fieldwork in a rural southwest China county, this book examines the unwritten rules of Chinese officialdom and suggests that these rules have helped to hold the ... More


The Power Center of the Local State: The County and Prefectural Governments

Ben Hillman

in Patronage and Power: Local State Networks and Party-State Resilience in Rural China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789363
eISBN:
9780804791618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789363.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter Four examines the hidden sinews of political power in the local state by examining the role of patronage networks in county and prefecture government. The chapter explains the origin of ... More


Politics and Patronage: Building a Career in London’s Medical Classrooms

Carin Berkowitz

in Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280394
eISBN:
9780226280424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280424.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When Charles Bell moved to London in 1804, he knew no one in the city. In London, Bell worked to set up a private anatomy school on the model of his brother’s, he established himself in social and ... More


Political Competition over Local Resources

Ben Hillman

in Patronage and Power: Local State Networks and Party-State Resilience in Rural China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789363
eISBN:
9780804791618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789363.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter Six examines the politics of spoils in the rapidly growing local economy. The chapter explains how patronage networks influence local decision-making and resource allocation, and how such ... More


The Aristocratic Round and Salon Circle

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As celebrities, writers received invitations to salons in aristocratic town houses or to country-house weekend parties. This excited mixed emotions, ranging from elation at being part of a socially ... More


The Pope’s Men: The Papal Civil Service in the Renaissance

Peter Partner

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219958
eISBN:
9780191678394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219958.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This is a study of papal bureaucracy during the Renaissance, a time when the Pope was among the most powerful of European rulers. The men who ran the Renaissance Papacy were an important and talented ... More


The Spoils: Politics and Black Mobility

Eric S. Yellin

in Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607207
eISBN:
9781469608020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607207.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses political patronage and how essential it was to black rights and mobility in Republican Washington. The job security of African American civil servants depended upon a ... More


Stalin and the Clans I: The “King's Men”

J. Arch Getty

in Practicing Stalinism: Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300169294
eISBN:
9780300198850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169294.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

The Old Bolshevik notables controlled their provinces with personal patrimonial authority, backed by their revolutionary prestige and well-organized patronage networks. The authority of the regional ... More


India’s Turn to Populism

Paul D. Kenny

in Populism and Patronage: Why Populists Win Elections in India, Asia, and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198807872
eISBN:
9780191845673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807872.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter shows how the fragmentation of political authority precipitated a crisis of legitimacy of the old order. Using a mix of qualitative and quantitative data, it first shows how Indira ... More


Bengalis in the council chamber

Sarah Glynn

in Class, ethnicity and religion in the Bengali East End: A political history

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095955
eISBN:
9781781707432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095955.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 7 charts how community-based activism led to a pragmatic move into mainstream politics. Initially this meant the Labour Party, which was then dominant locally, was most immigrant friendly, ... More


The Disorders of a New Order: The Levant in the Long Eighteenth Century

Dana Sajdi

in The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In searching for the sources of new authority in the eighteenth-century Levant, the chapter outlines the political and socioeconomic changes that became most apparently manifest in the rise of new ... More


Tribes and Patronage Networks in Qatar

Jill Crystal

in Tribes and States in a Changing Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190264925
eISBN:
9780190638573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264925.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter analyzes adaptive tribal identity in Qatar. It begins by examining the transformation of tribal identity as wealth and growing state power weakened the authority of tribal shaykhs, which ... More


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