spoils system


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spoils system

(spoilz)
n.
The postelection practice of rewarding loyal supporters of the winning candidates and party with appointive public offices.

spoils system

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly US the practice of filling appointive public offices with friends and supporters of the ruling political party. Compare merit system

spoils′ sys`tem


n.
the practice in which nonelective public offices are filled with supporters of the victorious political party.

spoils system

The practice engaged in by a newly-elected government of rewarding its supporters with appointments to government office.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spoils system - the system of employing and promoting civil servants who are friends and supporters of the group in power
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
merit system - the system of employing and promoting civil servants on the basis of ability
Translations

spoils system

n (US Pol) → Ämterpatronage f, → Filzokratie f (inf)
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Precisamente por ello el autor advierte que un pais con una sociedad cultural y politicamente polarizada, con actores politicos que desconfian entre si, con una tradicion muy enraizada de caudillismo y con una extendida practica de spoils system es facil que termine erosionando las instituciones democraticas.
Pushback / Looking at the sweep of history, we have gone from a bad situation in early America where the spoils system of patronage gave the people high-cost, inefficient public services to the fairly good system of largely nonpartisan civil service, and now back to a new sort of spoils system controlled by the public employee unions.
Once and for all we said no to the wholesale treatment of budgeting as an outright spoils system based on political patronage, Belmonte said.
So, instead of ruing, why not to institutionalize the practice as have the Americans done under their spoils system.
Kett viewed the political spoils system as a system for the mass distribution of public jobs in a similar light to the new merit systems being implemented in the colleges.
Strengths of the text include explanation of the spoils system and the glossing of patronage, militia, and annexation.
For all the attention Brown's case received, the systemic costs of the spoils system aren't commonly considered.
The political-administrative separation acted as a check on the corruptive influences of the spoils system.
Modern government is a political spoils system in which citizens often elect representatives for the express purpose of redistributing wealth, regulating business, restricting property rights, and doling out costs and benefits to various interest groups.
Largely rooted out of the American political atmosphere in the 19th and 20th centuries, the spoils system rewarded a party's supporters with government jobs if its candidate won an election.
The impact of the state's spoils system goes beyond the hiring and promotion of less-than-ideal candidates; one must ask what better qualified candidates with clean records were passed over for the position Ms.
In his valedictory address to civil servants in April, which this newspaper accessed, Mr Chatterji had advised civil servants to shape up to the modern era and avoid treating their service as being part of some sort of a spoils system.