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Life in the political machine: dominant-party enclaves and the citizens they produce (2020)

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Abstract

'Life in the Political Machine' explores the political lives of everyday citizens who find themselves embedded in subnational dominant-party enclaves that lie within national-level democracies. While we know quite a bit about why such enclaves emerge and persist, we know very little about how those individuals living within them think about and engage with politics. This text offers one of the first systematic explorations of the ways in which subnational 'dominant-party enclaves' influence citizens' political attitudes and behaviours through a focus on the provinces and states of Argentina and Mexico.