The decline of political machines

by Marshall Allen Langberg

Written in English
Published: Pages: 168 Downloads: 893
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Statementby Marshall Allen Langberg.
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 51849 (J)
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 168 leaves.
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2019570M
LC Control Number90954849

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How Political Machines End. This time virtually all of her problems, except those having to do with her character and political talent (or lack thereof), can be traced to Author: Richard Fernandez.

Political Patronage Machines Joseph D. Reid, Jr., and Michael M. Kurth Urban Patronage: Its Common History One of the most notable political changes of the past hundred years is the rise and fall of urban patronage machines.

In most years between andpatronage machines ruled many large cities-St. Louis, New Orleans. Politicians and historians who have studied political machines say the old way of doing business is dying for four reasons. said the decline of machines is partly a consequence of a political.

Television, public relations, and polling have created a whole new set of political techniques and undermined the personal ties and neighborhood loyalties on which the old organizations depended. The new political style has brought an increase in municipal government efficiency and probably some decline in political corruption and misrule.

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Decline of the Machine. Political machines began to decline in importance after Led by Thomas Nast's cartoons the Tammany Hall machine came down and others soon followed. The cartoom below was titled The Tammany Tiger Loose "What are you goping to do about it?".

A major, surprising new history of New York’s most famous political machine―Tammany Hall―revealing, beyond the vice and corruption, a birthplace of progressive urban politics. For decades, history has considered Tammany Hall, New York's famous political machine, shorthand for the worst of urban politics: graft, crime, and patronage Reviews:   TRANSACTION MAN.

The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream By Nicholas Lemann. When the writer William H. Whyte coined the term “Organization Man” in his book of the same. The decline of political machines book machine, in U.S. politics, a party organization, headed by a single boss or small autocratic group, that commands enough votes to maintain political and administrative control of a city, county, or state.

The primary goal of a political machine is maintaining control, and abuses of. decline in the value of money. cooperatives. Jacob Riis argue in his book, How the Other Half Lives () Tammany Hall: NYC democratic political machine, most infamous such organization. "boss" was its leader during the ' to jail for corruptness.

In the politics of representative democracies, a political machine is a political group in which an authoritative leader or small group command the support of a corps of supporters and businesses (usually campaign workers), who receive patronage as reward for their machine's power is based on the ability of the boss or group to get out the vote for their candidates on election day.

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Discover your new favorite current affairs and political books at B&N. Shop political book bestsellers, new releases, bookseller recommendations, and more. Political machine is the term used to describe the core body of leadership within a political party that organizes supporters, volunteers and party fund contributors, determines policy and direction.

Political machines, which are most active during election campaigns both at the state and local levels, played significant roles through the late. These organizations controlled access to political power by rigging votes, buying people’s loyalty — and their ballots.

Tammany Hall in New York City became the most famous, but Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago had their own political machines. In this woodcut, political opponents pull down a Tammany Hall booth on Election Day.

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The machine is potent enough to induce pilgrimages from mayors, senators and, last year, a Presidential candidate named Bill Clinton, who arrived in a. Machine-Style Politics Puts the Working Man in City Hall The Republican National Convention, held at the incomplete Auditorium Theater, happened in the heyday of the urban political machine.

Image via Wikimedia. Chicago was the focal point of the political battle between labor and capital in. Tammany Hall, also known as the Society of St. Tammany, the Sons of St. Tammany, or the Columbian Order, was a New York City political organization founded in and incorporated onas the Tammany was the main local political machine of the Democratic Party, and played a major role in controlling New York City and New York State politics and helping immigrants, most.

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Paterson's best known work is her book The God of the Machine, which at that time was the preeminent individualist manifesto.

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tal model to account for the machine, 3) indi-cates how the social context of the machine makes narrow self-interest the crucial bond of political organization, 4) examines the staba-lizing or conservative effect of the machine, and 5) analyzes the reasons for the uneven de-velopment and instability of the machine in less developed nations.

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Daley’s Machine reflected the way Chicagoans expected the world to be organized. It was a top-down, authoritarian structure modeled on the Catholic Church to which so many voters belonged. Harry F. Byrd Sr. Byrd Organization.

Contributed by Brent Tarter. The Byrd Organization was a state political machine headed by Harry F. Byrd (–), a Democratic state senator, governor, and United States senator who, for more than forty years, used his power and influence to dominate the political life of Virginia.

Upgrading the Outrage Machine At its inception, social media felt very different than it does today. Friendster, Myspace, and Facebook all appeared between andoffering tools that. Quotes tagged as "political-machine" Showing of 2 “In the tired hand of a dying man, Theodore Senior had written: "The 'Machine politicians' have shown their colors I feel sorry for the country however as it shows the power of partisan politicians who think of nothing higher than their own interests, and I feel for your future.

Political machines made Democrats—for better and for worse—the party of compromise and inclusion. Yet the man who turned Tammany into a full-fledged political machine. Define political machine.

political machine synonyms, political machine pronunciation, political machine translation, English dictionary definition of political machine. Noun 1. political machine - a group that controls the activities of a political party; "he was endorsed by the Democratic machine" machine organization.

Most books on Tammany Hall and Democratic machine politics in general paint a picture of corruption and malfeasance. While this book includes these elements, particularly with respect to Boss Tweed, it spends much more time on the relationship between Tammany Hall and immigrants, particularly the Irish who were driven out of Ireland by the.Written by a senior Indian diplomat who until recently also served as Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General, this book provides a unique and far-reaching exploration of the British Commonwealth and its impact since the second World War on the process of Britain adjusting to a world without Empire.

What is its record of achievement? What are the benefits of membership to countries in terms of. Although opposite in political party and personal habits, and running cities (Jersey City and Using contemporary accounts and the mass of information collected to prosecute these two men, Hart meticulously reconstructs two textbook political machines--one directed top-down, the other cultivated at the grass roots of ethnic neighborhoods/5(2).