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Four Cities
A Study in Comparative Policy Making

Oliver P. Williams and Charles R. Adrian

1963 | 334 pages | Cloth $79.95
Public Policy
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Table of Contents

PART I INTRODUCTION
I The Study Approach
II The Four Cities

PART II THE POLITICAL PROCESS
III Nonpartisanship: The Recruitment of Elective Officials
IV Nonpartisanship: Electoral Patterns
V Referendums
VI The Main Street Merchants
VII The Local Interests of Labor
VIII The Neighborhoods

PART III A TYPOLOGY OF CIVIC POLICIES
IX Type One: Promoting Economic Growth
X Type Two: Providing Life's Amenities
XI Type Three: Maintenance of Traditional Services
XII Type Four: Arbitration Among Conflicting Interests

PART IV CONCLUSIONS
XIII Community Differences and Policy Variations
XIV Political Institutions and the Structure of Politics

Appendixes
Index