bossism


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domination of a political organization by a party boss

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the enormous cost of it to the candidates is making it impossible for men without wealth or wealthy backers to run for office, which tends to the debauching instead of the purification of politics; that the selecting of candidates by conventions has been superseded by their selection in private conferences, which strengthens bossism instead of crushing it; [and] that the system of nomination by petition, intended to ascertain the popular will, produces no such result.
David Tucker, Memphis Since Crump: Bossism, Blacks, and Civic Reformers, 1948-1968 (Knoxville, 1980), 58-59.
John Sidel has shown in his study of bossism in the Philippines that district administrators, though connected to senior central state officials through patron-client networks, ran their respective local state organs in the way they wanted.
In his memoir, Fleming has softened his critique of Irish bossism and is not as attracted to Anglo-Protestant idealism.
It's Bossism that generates arrogance among the bosses and learned passivity among the bossed, along with fatalism or corrosive resentment.
He was convinced of other principles, too: that farmers, by custom and action, would protect their individualism and resent any semblance of bossism from above; that farmers and landowners across the country were becoming eager to participate in land face-lifting work as a result of what they had seen in the watershed demonstration projects: and that local, State and Federal partnership would be required to get the job done in a manner most satisfactory to all concerned.
Brooklyn, of course, is a degenerated branch of an old species, big-city bossism, that once covered the American landscape.
Andrew Rolle, for instance, echoed Hubert Howe Bancroft's characterization of the state's politics as permeated by "corruption, mediocrity, and bossism," and Rolle labeled the constitutional era "one of the dullest periods in California's political life.
38) At the epicenter of this corruption was Abraham Ruef, a graduate of the University of California and Hastings College of Law, who turned a successful law practice into a political career based on bossism and graft.
Reacting as they were to the bossism of the party era in American history, (16) Progressive scholars combined a cynical view of politics and politicians with a kind of myopic faith in the ability of "scientific" administration to cleanse policymaking of the (inherently corrupt) influence of politics.
They included the emergence of cities with slums and immigrant-filled ghettos, the decline of puritan morality, the eclipse of the individual by organizations, corrupt political bossism, and the demise of the apprenticeship method of learning a vocation.
15] Similarly, municipal elections are all nonpartisan and the major political parties are weak locally, so there is little evident bossism or patronage.
The uniqueness of the EZLN model, he argues, is that decisions are reached through "consensual decision-making of hundreds of communities" rather than through the older model of rural bossism or caudillismo found, for example, in the CIOAC.
Fellows rejected any expressions of bossism, privilege, and manipulation.