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Local elites in Western democracies : a comparative analysis of urban political leaders in the U.S., Sweden, and the Netherlands

Author: Samuel James Eldersveld; Lars Strömberg; W Derksen
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1995.
Series: Urban policy challenges.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What kinds of leadership do we have today in the cities of the U.S. and other Western democracies? At a time of widespread urban crisis, with worsening social and economic conditions and shrinking resources, the character of local leadership is a major concern. Because local leaders' decisions affect the lives of most people more immediately than those of presidents or monarchs, we need to know who these leaders  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eldersveld, Samuel James.
Local elites in Western democracies.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1995
(OCoLC)621768196
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel James Eldersveld; Lars Strömberg; W Derksen
ISBN: 0813388805 9780813388809
OCLC Number: 31075683
Description: xi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The comparative study of local political elites; social and political backgrounds; the problem environments of cities as perceived by elites; elite perceptions of conflicts in their communities; elite influence perceptions - differential patterns and structures; the political contacts of local elites; the political values of local elites; path models of community-effective action using elite data - an exploratory approach; comparative perspectives on local leadership in Western democracies - concluding observations.
Series Title: Urban policy challenges.
Responsibility: Samuel J. Eldersveld, Lars Strömberg, and Wim Derksen.

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This is a comparative analysis of mayors, council members, department heads and party leaders in 55 middle-sized cities in the USA, Sweden and the Netherlands. The book provides a picture of local  Read more...

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