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Party Conflict and Community Development: Postwar Politics in Ann Arbor
by Samuel J. Eldersveld
University of Michigan Press, 1995
Cloth: 978-0-472-09562-9 | Paper: 978-0-472-06562-2
Library of Congress Classification JS546.A77E42 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 320.97525609045

Through an in-depth study of Ann Arbor politics, Party Conflict and Community Development addresses fundamental questions of the relationship between partisan politics and municipal government. Since a large majority of middle-sized American cities operate with nonpartisan government, Ann Arbor's fiercely competitive, two-party system provides an essential counterpoint to other urban studies. Moreover, political activity at this local level gives unique insight into the relative strength and performance of American political parties. Samuel J. Eldersveld examines in detail how this increasingly competitive system has led to innovative policy change. Finally, he offers comparisons to other American and European cities.
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