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Experts and Politicians : Reform Challenges to Machine Politics in New York, Cleveland, and Chicago - Kenneth Finegold

Experts and Politicians

Reform Challenges to Machine Politics in New York, Cleveland, and Chicago

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Published: 13th February 1995
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During the Progressive Era, reform candidates in New York, Cleveland, and Chicago challenged the status quo--with strikingly different results: brief triumph in New York, sustained success in Cleveland, and utter failure in Chicago. Kenneth Finegold seeks to explain this phenomenon by analyzing the support for reform in these cities, especially the role of an emerging class of urban policy professionals in each campaign. His work offers a new way of looking at urban reform opposition to machine politics.

Drawing on original research and quantitative analysis of electoral data, Finegold identifies three distinct patterns of support for reform candidates: traditional reformers drew support from native-stock elites; municipal populists found support among stock immigrant groups and segments of the working class; and progressive candidates won the backing of coalitions made up of traditional reform and municipal populist voters. The success of these reform efforts, Finegold shows, depended on the different ways in which experts were incorporated into city politics. This book demonstrates the significance of expertise as a potential source of change in American politics and policy, and of each city's electoral and administrative organizations as mediating institutions within a national system of urban political economies.

"For those who believe that we can only understand urban politics today by knowing yesterday's outcomes, Finegold's careful blend of historical understanding and empirical analysis is an important contribution to the literature."--Journal of Politics "For those who believe that we can only understand urban politics today by knowing yesterday's outcomes, Finegold's careful blend of historical understanding and empirical analysis is an important contribution to the literature."--Journal of Politics "A provocative, well-researched, and well-written book on a topic of enduring interest."--Choice

Acknowledgments
Rethinking Reformp. 1
Machine Politics and Reform Politicsp. 3
Incorporating Expertsp. 15
New York: From Traditional Reform to Progressivismp. 33
Seth Low and Traditional Reformp. 35
Hearst, McClellan, and Gaynor: Municipal Populism and the Tammany Responsep. 45
John Purroy Mitchel and the Politics of Municipal Researchp. 54
Cleveland: From Municipal Populism to Progressivismp. 69
McKissonism and the "Muny"p. 73
Tom Johnson: Municipal Populism in Powerp. 82
Newton Baker's Progressive Coalitionp. 101
Chicago: The Failure of Progressivismp. 119
Carter Harrison versus Reformp. 123
Edward Dunne: Municipal Populism and Party Factionalismp. 138
Busse, Merriam, and the Bureau of Public Efficiencyp. 151
Conclusionsp. 169
Progressivism, Electoral Change, and Public Policyp. 171
Appendixp. 185
Notesp. 189
Bibliographyp. 229
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780691037349
ISBN-10: 0691037345
Series: Princeton Studies in American Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 13th February 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59