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Political Parties and the State : The American Historical Experience - Martin Shefter

Political Parties and the State

The American Historical Experience

Paperback Published: 16th January 1994
ISBN: 9780691000442
Number Of Pages: 320

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This book collects a number of Martin Shefter's most important articles on political parties. They address three questions: Under what conditions will strong party organizations emerge? What influences the character of parties--in particular, their reliance on patronage? In what circumstances will the parties that formerly dominated politics in a nation or city come under attack? Shefter's work exemplifies the "new institutionalism" in political science, arguing that the reliance of parties on patronage is a function not so much of mass political culture as of their relationship with public bureaucracies.

The book's opening chapters analyze the circumstances conducive to the emergence of strong political parties and the changing balance between parties and bureaucracies in Europe and America. The middle chapters discuss the organization and exclusion of the American working classes by machine and reform regimes. The book concludes by examining party organizations as instruments of political control in the largest American city, New York.

List of Tables and Figuresp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Political Parties and Statesp. 3
Party and Patronage in Europe and Americap. 19
Patronage and Its Opponents: A Theory and Some European Casesp. 21
Party, Bureaucracy, and Political Change in the United Statesp. 61
Economic Interests and Political Organization in the United Statesp. 99
Trade Unions and Political Machines: The Organization and Disorganization of the American Working Classp. 101
Regional Receptivity to Reform in the United Statesp. 169
Political Parties and Political Controlp. 195
Political Incorporation and Political Extrusion: Party Politics and Social Forces in Postwar New Yorkp. 197
New York City's Fiscal Crisis: Countering the Politics of Mass Mobilizationp. 233
Notesp. 259
Author Indexp. 293
Subject Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780691000442
ISBN-10: 0691000441
Series: Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 16th January 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45