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The Political Machine in the Late Bronze Age

Adam T. Smith

in The Political Machine: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163239
eISBN:
9781400866502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163239.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In the Late Bronze Age, the polities in the South Caucasus developed a new assemblage directed toward transforming charismatic authority into formal sovereignty. This chapter examines the assembling ... More


Reverse Engineering the Polity

Adam T. Smith

in The Political Machine: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163239
eISBN:
9781400866502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163239.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the conditions of sovereignty. It argues that sovereignty requires the continual reproduction of (at least) three conditions: (1) establishment ... More


Emergence as a Public Leader, 1912–1913

Robyn Muncy

in Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691122731
eISBN:
9781400852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691122731.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details events in Josephine Roche's life from 1912 to 1913. The chance to serve as Denver's first policewoman drew Roche out of graduate school in 1912. She was thrilled to go back west. ... More


Breaking the Machines, Building the Color Line, and Immobilizing Mobile Labor

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the ways in which the new farm elite sought to shape South Texas according to their interests. Newcomer farmers dismantled older political structures and established a strictly ... More


Stacking the Deck: Political Participation in Dominant-Party Enclaves

Jonathan T. Hiskey and Mason W. Moseley

in Life in the Political Machine: Dominant-Party Enclaves and the Citizens They Produce

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197500408
eISBN:
9780197500439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500408.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter evaluates the proposition that patterns of citizen engagement with politics in dominant-party enclaves will reflect the incentives and punishments meted out by the machine itself. The ... More


Making (a) difference: building the political machine

Alexander Thomas T. Smith

in Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives: Banal Activism, Electioneering and the Politics of Irrelevance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079696
eISBN:
9781781703052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079696.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the local Conservative Party's planning for the 2003 local government and Scottish Parliamentary elections, and explores how local Conservatives sought to build a ... More


The View from Inside the Machine: Democratic Attitudes in Dominant-Party Enclaves

Jonathan T. Hiskey and Mason W. Moseley

in Life in the Political Machine: Dominant-Party Enclaves and the Citizens They Produce

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197500408
eISBN:
9780197500439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500408.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter explores the proposition that intranational differences in political culture are one consequence of an uneven political regime landscape in which subnational dominant-party enclaves ... More


Contemporary Chicago Politics: Myth, Reality, and Neoliberalism

Larry Bennett

in Neoliberal Chicago

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040597
eISBN:
9780252099038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040597.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

What was once a descriptor—Chicago as the last major American city government governed by a political machine—has become a trope, an all-purpose means of explaining public policy aims, achievements, ... More


Limiting the Reach of the Grabbing Hand: Graft and Growth in American Cities, 1880 to 1930

Rebecca Menes (ed.)

in Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the history of graft and corruption and the growth of American cities from 1880 to 1930 using information on the number of corrupt mayors and municipal administrations. It ... More


Conclusion

Jonathan T. Hiskey and Mason W. Moseley

in Life in the Political Machine: Dominant-Party Enclaves and the Citizens They Produce

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197500408
eISBN:
9780197500439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500408.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This closing chapter summarizes the central argument in this book and the evidence supporting it. Beginning with a brief look at the merendero program initiated in 2017 by the Rodríguez-Saá machine ... More


Richard J. Daley and the City That Works, 1955–1976

Robert G. Spinney

in City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749599
eISBN:
9781501748356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749599.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Richard J. Daley, who was elected mayor of Chicago in 1955 and won re-election in the city's next five mayoral contests. It describes Daley as the undisputed boss of Chicago ... More


Severed Linkages: Distorted Accountability in Dominant-Party Enclaves

Jonathan T. Hiskey and Mason W. Moseley

in Life in the Political Machine: Dominant-Party Enclaves and the Citizens They Produce

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197500408
eISBN:
9780197500439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500408.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter focuses on the question of whether individuals living in political machines evaluate their incumbent government in ways that are similar to their counterparts in multiparty systems. ... More


The Great Depression, World War II, and Suburban Growth, 1929–1955

Robert G. Spinney

in City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749599
eISBN:
9781501748356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749599.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses how Chicago's Century of Progress International Exposition drew to a triumphant close in late 1934. It explains how the world's fair used the occasion of Chicago's hundredth ... More


Tilling the Soil of an Uneven Landscape: Dirty Politics in Dominant-Party Enclaves

Jonathan T. Hiskey and Mason W. Moseley

in Life in the Political Machine: Dominant-Party Enclaves and the Citizens They Produce

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197500408
eISBN:
9780197500439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500408.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter offers an evaluation of a central proposition of the study—that citizens living in dominant-party enclaves will be more exposed to and familiar with such political machine tactics as ... More


We Come to Discredit These Leaders: Political Change and Challenges to the Black Political Elite

Melina Pappademos

in Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834909
eISBN:
9781469602769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869178_pappademos.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the eve of Cuba's first constitutional elections since Gerardo Machado took office in 1925, when the editors of Atomo, a new youth-run black newspaper, threw down the ... More


The Mayor among His Peers: Interpreting Richard M. Daley

Larry Bennett

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0012
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Mayor Richard J. Daley dominated Chicago’s public affairs from the mid-1950s until the mid-1970s, during these two decades substantially centralizing Cook County Democratic Party operations. This ... More


Coming of Age

Darius J. Young

in Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056272
eISBN:
9780813058061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056272.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins by discussing the death of Church Sr. and Church Jr.’s initial years as a local black Republican leader and his eventual ascendance within the GOP. It also highlights the ... More


Shaping the Local Economic Environment: Corruption, Clusters, Education, and Glue

Mario Polèse

in The Wealth and Poverty of Cities: Why Nations Matter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190053710
eISBN:
9780190053741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053710.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores the attributes that help make local environments conducive to productive economic behavior. Several attributes are explored, beginning with integrity in local government and a ... More


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