Robert Wagner and the Rise of New York City’s Plebiscitary Mayoralty: The Tamer of the Tammany Tiger

Authors: Flanagan, Richard M.

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Robert Wagner was New York City's true New Deal mayor, killed Tammany Hall. The world Wagner shaped delivers municipal services efficiently at the cost of local democracy. The story of Wagner's mayoralty will be of interest to anyone who cares about New York City, local democracy and the debate about the legacy of the City's important leaders.

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Richard M. Flanagan is Associate Professor of Political Science at City College of New York, College of Staten Island, USA. He is the author of Mayors and the Challenge of Urban Leadership (2004) and is principal investigator of the Staten Island Social Capital Community Benchmark Study, the first comprehensive study of social behavior in the borough using survey research techniques.

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"Richard Flanagan has illuminated a dimension of the city's political history and found resonance in mayoral governance today. He shows that Robert Wagner was much more than a gray flannel prelude to the Lindsay years." - Jeffrey Kroessler, John Jay College, USA, author of New York, Year by Year: A Chronology of a Great Metropolis (2002)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Robert F. Wagner, the Forgotten Mayor

    Flanagan, Richard M.

    Pages 1-5

  • The Concept of the “Plebiscitary Mayoralty”

    Flanagan, Richard M.

    Pages 6-17

  • Mayor Robert F. Wagner and the Unfinished Business of the New Deal

    Flanagan, Richard M.

    Pages 18-46

  • The Break: The Fight for Charter Reform and the 1961 Mayoral Election

    Flanagan, Richard M.

    Pages 47-75

  • The New Wagner Mayoralty and the Shaping of Modern New York

    Flanagan, Richard M.

    Pages 76-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Robert Wagner and the Rise of New York City’s Plebiscitary Mayoralty: The Tamer of the Tammany Tiger
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Richard M. Flanagan
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40087-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137400871
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40621-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48788-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 135
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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