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Machine Politics

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  1. Machine Politics Poli 213; Fall 2006

  2. Overview • Formal Structure of the Machine • Rise of the Machines • Demise of the Machines

  3. Formal Structure

  4. Formal Structure Neighborhood level (400-500 people)

  5. Formal Structure Responsibilities: Insure vote for boss leaders Get the “right” slate of delegates elected Precinct Captains

  6. Formal Structure • Resources: Connections to higher ups allow for: • jobs • help with city government • “material” benefits (food, beer) Precinct Captains

  7. Formal Structure Alderman Alderman Alderman Precinct Captains

  8. Formal Structure City divided into different “wards” with each ward electing representative (i.e., “Alderman” or “Councilman,” or “ward boss”) Alderman Alderman Alderman Precinct Captains

  9. Formal Structure • Responsibilities: • maintain connections between government and business community (both licit and illicit) • represent/connect neighborhood to government Alderman Alderman Alderman Precinct Captains

  10. Formal Structure Mayor or Party Boss Alderman Alderman Alderman Precinct Captains

  11. Formal Structure • Responsibilities of Machine Boss/Mayor • Coordinate coalition of ward bosses and precincts captains to maintain power/control of city government • Link the precinct/ward to other political players (i.e., state and national officials, business leaders [legal and illegal]

  12. Other Governments Illicit Businesses Industry & Commerce Boss Ward Bosses Precinct Captains Voters