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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
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 269 pages) : illustrations
Contents 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
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 05, 2020)
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
Political culture -- Mexican states
Political participation -- Argentine provinces
Political participation -- Mexican states
Subnational governments
Form Electronic book
Author Moseley, Mason Wallace, author.
LC no. 2019053610
ISBN 9780197500415
Other Titles Dominant-party enclaves and the citizens they produce