Official Leadership in the City

Official Leadership in the City : Patterns of Conflict and Cooperation

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This work examines the roles of mayors, council members and administrators in the urban governmental process and seeks to identify ways to improve the performance of these key figures.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 310 pages
  • 146.1 x 217.4 x 27.4mm | 577.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • line drawings, tables
  • 0195057627
  • 9780195057621

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The main argument of this book is that cooperation as well as conflict can be found in the local governmental process, and that structural features of a city, particularly the form of government by which it operates, tend to cause a city to follow one pattern or the other-conflict or cooperation. Svara puts forth a new and different segmentation of municipal decision-making, arguing that it occurs in four major dimensions mission, policy, administration, and
management and then proceeds to analyze the responsibilities of elected officials and administrators for each of these dimensions. This book is a significant addition to the world of urban research. It would certainly be one of a small core of books that would be on my list whenever I offered a course in
urban government, public administration, municipal management and similar areas. * Terrell Blodgett, University of Texas, Austin *
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