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The Resource Local elites in Western democracies : a comparative analysis of urban political leaders in the U.S., Sweden, and the Netherlands, Samuel J. Eldersveld, Lars Strömberg, and Wim Derksen

Local elites in Western democracies : a comparative analysis of urban political leaders in the U.S., Sweden, and the Netherlands, Samuel J. Eldersveld, Lars Strömberg, and Wim Derksen

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Local elites in Western democracies : a comparative analysis of urban political leaders in the U.S., Sweden, and the Netherlands
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Local elites in Western democracies
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a comparative analysis of urban political leaders in the U.S., Sweden, and the Netherlands
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Samuel J. Eldersveld, Lars Strömberg, and Wim Derksen
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eng
Summary
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 are, what they believe in, what they do, and how effective their actions are in community problem-solving. Through an extensive and original comparative analysis of mayors, council members, department heads, and party leaders in 55 middle-sized cities, this internationally renowned author team gives us a clear, candid picture of our leaders' political and social backgrounds, their perceptions of problems, their political values, and their past and current experience in mobilizing support for their policies. Anyone concerned about "the problem of the cities" on a global scale will find here unique urban profiles that are both disturbing and reassuring. And for all who are interested in democratic theory-testing, this book provides a benchmark of empirical and normative analysis
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Eldersveld, Samuel James
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1937-
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  • Strömberg, Lars
  • Derksen, W.
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Urban policy challenges
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  • Municipal officials and employees
  • Community power
  • Political leadership
  • Elite (Social sciences)
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Local elites in Western democracies : a comparative analysis of urban political leaders in the U.S., Sweden, and the Netherlands, Samuel J. Eldersveld, Lars Strömberg, and Wim Derksen
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-269) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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31075683
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780813388809
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(WaOLN)1630249
Label
Local elites in Western democracies : a comparative analysis of urban political leaders in the U.S., Sweden, and the Netherlands, Samuel J. Eldersveld, Lars Strömberg, and Wim Derksen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31075683
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780813388809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1630249

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