Placing Parties in American Politics: Organization, by David R. Mayhew

By David R. Mayhew

This paintings at the constitution of yank events combines the breadth that has been attribute of voter analyses and the richness present in case stories of neighborhood social gathering organizations.

Originally released in 1986.

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23 On West Haven: Robert Palm, "The Bully of Campbell Avenue," Connecticut, Feb­ ruary 1980, pp. 39-41, 88-89. Palm's characterization of West Haven: "One of the most highly politicized cities anywhere, one with a long reputation for cronyism and bossism, a sort of miniature Chicago" (p. 39). On Bridgeport: "In the Common Council, where the Mayor brings the semimonthly meetings to order with a huge gavel, all 20 aldermen are Democrats, and almost all the votes are unanimous, with no public debate.

340. Blocs from the same four cities gave Bailey his core of support in the legislature (pp. 130-131). 26 Joseph P. Lyford, Candidate (New York: McGraw-Hill, Eagleton Case #9, 1960). Lyford, himself the candidate, recalled: "By and large, delegates from the big cities are not expected to exercise independent judgment. " "In the past the small-town delegates had never been as ef­ fective as those from the larger cities because they acted as individuals and usually refused to be 'delivered' in blocs and coordinated into working coalitions" (pp.

When the city council arranged a reception for federal Model Cities money in 1968, "few observers doubted the party had any other objective in its action than keeping control of mammoth patronage possibilities" (p. 299). On techniques: "Rather than challenging the theory of nonpartisanism, Bailey merely used the procedures within the theory to build power for an urban Democratic machine. He recruited candidates for the city council, assumed responsibility for circu­ lating their petitions, paid their filing fees, raised campaign funds, and recruited party workers" (McKee, "Connecticut," p.

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