Big city politics. by Edward C. Banfield

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Published by Random House in New York .

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As a caricature of all that big city politics achieves and represents, this novel is a spellbinding look into the annals of America’s colorful 20th century big city politics. While the urban political machine may not yet have died away completely, its swansong is composed of hilarity, tragedy, and desperation, which Quinn pitch-perfectly records.5/5(9).

Big-city mayors and other political leaders face the triple challenge of assembling a winning political coalition; translating this into an effective governing coalition; and coping with a tightening local budget constraint. The challenge is still greater when elections have produced a change in ethnic control of local government, bringing into Cited by: 9.

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Mark M. Quinn grew up in a machine-dominated ward in Chicago and has written extensively on politics. His first novel, The Chairman, A Novel of Big City Politics, was published in An award-winning short story writer, he is also the author of an eclectic blog: 5/5(4).

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