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Mayors and the Challenge of Urban Leadership
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Bringing the Mayors Back In Chapter 5 City Hall Powerhouses: The Politics of Reconstruction Chapter 6 City Hall Masters: Reconstructive Variations Chapter 7 Conflict and Crisis at City Hall: The Politics of Preemption Chapter 8 Mayor Fiorello La Guardia of New York: The Case of Preemptive Greatness Chapter 9 The Modern American Mayoralty Chapter 10 Index

About the Author

Richard M. Flanagan is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Professor Flanagan holds a doctorate in Political Science from Rutgers University.

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[Flanagan's mayoral leadership] case studies...are consistently interesting, engagingly well written, and instructive. -- Richard E. DeLeon, San Francisco State University * Political Science Quarterly *
It is useful to start and finish with Richard Flanagan, a political scientist who provides a broad framework for understanding mayors from the New Deal to the present and offers incisive portraits of both successful and unsuccessful mayors. -- James H. Svara, Arizona State University * Public Administration Review *
This well-written monograph on mayoral leadership in selected large U.S. cities provides several insights into an understudied and insufficiently appreciated elective executive office. Summing Up: RECOMMENDED. All four-year university libraries and public libraries in the cities with mayors featured. -- E.T. Jones, University of Missouri?St. Louis * CHOICE *
For a variety of reasons, there are relatively few comparative studies of mayoral leadership. Flanagan's work helps to fill this void...The author's attempt to create a 'unified field theory' of executive politics by applying presidential theories to mayoral politics is to be applauded...Political scientists need to do more work that examines how the mayors of multiple major cities function. The great virtue of Mayors and the Challenge of Urban Leadership is that it helps to fill the void. -- Andrew McNitt, Eastern Illinois University * Perspectives on Politics *

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