This collection of essays dedicated to recovering the local aspects of Soviet history is sure to force a major reevaluation of the nation’s first thirty-five years.
A study of the dynamics of city politics in MayagŸez, Puerto Rico, that views the fascinating career of Benjamin Cole. A quasi-legendary figure in island politics, Cole served as mayor of MayagŸez from 1968 to 1992. His spectacular success often ran counter to the broader political trends in Puerto Rico and offers insights in the currents of change that swept the island from the 1960s through the 1990s.
An in-depth view of the vital aspects of local politics-access to political office, individual office holder’s accountability to the public, the performance of councils as collective political bodies, and the often high turnover of personnel.
The Competitive City analyzes the effect of competition among suburban communities to attract residents and businesses with better public services and lower taxes. This timely book won a special citation from the American Political Science Association’s Urban Affairs Section for its “major theoretical development.”
By analyzing three of Japan’s forty-seven prefectures, Reed paints a picture of the flexibility and the multi-leveled nature of Japan’s system of government that can’t be seen by studying only the central administration and national politics.