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Political monopolies in American cities

Jessica Trounstine

Political monopolies in American cities

the rise and fall of bosses and reformers

by Jessica Trounstine

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Incumbency (Public officers) -- United States,
  • Local elections -- United States,
  • Municipal government -- United States,
  • Power (Social sciences) -- United States,
  • Political culture -- United States,
  • Patronage, Political -- United States,
  • Political corruption -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJessica Trounstine.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJS395 .T76 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16523873M
    ISBN 100226812812, 0226812820
    ISBN 109780226812816, 9780226812823
    LC Control Number2008007421

      Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), in present-day India, comes closest to Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company of the early 20th century. Ambani holds a near monopoly.


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Jessica Trounstine, an Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, has authored a new book, Political Monopolies in American Cities: The Rise and Fall of Bosses and Reformers (Chicago University Press, ), in which she examines political machines and reform governments, exemplified by Mayor Daley's Chicago during the s through the s, and.

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