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Stratagems and spoils : a social anthropology of politics

Author: F G Bailey
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2001.
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F.G. Bailey's classic political-anthropology text is reissued here with a Postscript that comments critically on the book's scope, its reception, and its uses. First published in 1969, Stratagems and Spoils captured the imagination of scholars and students with a revealing examination of principles of political competition that operate alike in “exotic" and “developed" societies. In Bailey's analysis, Swat  Read more...
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Bailey, F.G. (Frederick George).
Stratagems and spoils.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001045325
(OCoLC)47255376
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F G Bailey
ISBN: 9780786743360 0786743360
OCLC Number: 173484151
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 256 pages)
Contents: Introduction; 1 A Political System; 2 A Political Structure; 3 Leaders and Teams; 4 The Leader's Tasks; 5 Strong and Weak Leaders; 6 Contests; 7 Control; 8 Encapsulated Political Structures; 9 Change; 10 Postscript; References; Index.
Responsibility: F.G. Bailey.

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F.G. Bailey's classic political-anthropology text is reissued here with a Postscript that comments critically on the book's scope, its reception, and its uses. First published in 1969, Stratagems and Spoils captured the imagination of scholars and students with a revealing examination of principles of political competition that operate alike in “exotic" and “developed" societies. In Bailey's analysis, Swat Pathan chiefs, cosa nostra gangsters, General de Gaulle, and the Untouchables in a rural Indian village (for example) are shown employing similar strategies, both effective and ineffective,

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