bossism


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boss·ism

 (bô′sĭz′əm, bŏs′ĭz′-)
n.
The domination of a political organization by a boss.

bossism

(ˈbɒsˌɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US the domination or the system of domination of political organizations by bosses

boss•ism

(ˈbɔ sɪz əm, ˈbɒs ɪz-)

n.
control by bosses.
[1880–85, Amer.]

bossism

U.S. a control by bosses, especially political bosses.
See also: Politics

bossism

The domination of a political organization by powerful professional politicians.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bossism - domination of a political organization by a party boss
domination - social control by dominating
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Review: Oligarchic Patrimonialism, Bossism, Electoral Clientelism, and Contested Democracy in the Philippines.
Sidel's explanation of the practice of bossism in the Philippines depicts a process of economic domination by brokers in collusion with control over territory by elected officials on the levels of nation, district, and municipality.
According to one of them, "I also found negative aspect in the name of bossism, stating that boss was always right".
Bailey took the mechanisms of control that had been refined by the old Industrial Section and IVC and added a dimension of Caucus manipulation and local 'ward' bossism that included branch stacking and ballot stuffing.
The more open society that resulted came about because workers no longer were dependent as much on factories or giant corporations for their work; blacks were freed from the confines of Jim Crow segregation; and the dominance of political parties (and party bossism as well) was ended.
Charles Evans Hughes, an early champion of the direct primary, was decrying political involvement and bossism in the judiciary and arguing in favor of direct party nominations, even as he first campaigned for governor in 1906.