The Concept of the “Plebiscitary Mayoralty”

  • Richard M. Flanagan


By bypassing the party organizations and strengthening the administrative power of the mayoralty in order to finish the New Deal project in New York, Mayor Robert Wagner established direct, programmatic connections with citizens and courted the government workers who supplied the services of the local welfare state. The literature about plebiscitary politics in the US context is reviewed with a focus on the presidency.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard M. Flanagan
    • 1
  1. 1.City College of New YorkCollege of Staten IslandUSA

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