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“Clientelism” is a spurious concept, crossing different disciplines. Already used by the classical sociologists and political scientists, it has been applied in systematic way by the social anthropologists since the 1920s. During the 1970s, the concept of clientelism was brought back into political science in order to explain the persistence of personal relationships in modern political systems.