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Author Hiskey, Jonathan T., author
Title Life in the political machine : dominant-party enclaves and the citizens they produce / Jonathan T. Hiskey and Mason W. Moseley
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  JL2098.A1 H57 2020    AVAILABLE    30650020097677
 Ethnology Library  JL2098.A1 H57 2020    AVAILABLE    30520020914413
Descript xi, 269 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index
Welcome to the machine -- Dominant-party citizens -- Conceptualizing and measuring dominant-party enclaves -- Tilling the soil of an uneven landscape : dirty politics in dominant-party enclaves -- The view from inside the machine : democratic attitudes in dominant-party enclaves -- Severed linkages : distorted accountability in dominant-party enclaves -- Stacking the deck : political participation in dominant-party enclaves
"Against the backdrop of a world characterized by highly uneven democracies, in which subnational dominant-party enclaves persist within nationally democratic regimes, Life in the Political Machine explores the ways in which these enclaves shape the political attitudes and behaviors of citizens who reside in them. Through analysis of a decade's worth of survey data across the fifty-five provinces and states of Argentina and Mexico, this study finds a distinct subnational political culture among individuals nested in dominant-party enclaves, characterized by heightened exposure to corruption and vote buying, low levels of support for democratic principles, and patterns of political behavior that reflect the governing characteristics of the political machines citizens must confront on a daily basis. In contrast, among those individuals living in subnational political systems that have successfully shut down the machine, the work finds a political culture more akin to that found in established democracies. As such, this book provides extensive support for the need to more fully incorporate subnational political dynamics into accounts of the drivers behind citizens' political attitudes and behaviors, in an era in which democracies across the world appear increasingly at risk"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Dominant-party systems -- Argentina -- Provinces
Dominant-party systems -- Mexico -- States
Subnational governments -- Argentina
Subnational governments -- Mexico
Political culture -- Argentina -- Provinces
Political culture -- Mexico -- States
Political participation -- Argentina -- Provinces
Political participation -- Mexico -- States
Alt Author Moseley, Mason Wallace, author
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