The Political World of a Small Town: A Mirror Image of American Politics

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Illustrations
FIGURES
4.1. Town of West Point: Proposed Sources of Funds, FY 1988-1989 Budget89
4.2. Town of West Point: Proposed Distribution of Funds, FY 1988-1989 Budget92
5.1. Agenda: West Point Town Council Meeting, October 31, 1988116
MAPS
2.1. Location of West Point8
2.2. Delaware Town, Physical Layout, 170810
2.3. County Land Annexed by West Point, 196316
2.4. Downtown Area of West Point23
TABLES
2.1. Population by Age Groups in West Point, 1950-198017
2.2. Population in West Point and Adjacent Counties, 1950-198018
2.3. Persons Employed by Industry in West Point and the State, 198019
2.4. Major Occupation Groups of Residents of West Point and the State, 198020

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Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Political Science ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Foreword xiii
  • Preface xv
  • 1 - The Small Town as a Political Laboratory 1
  • Notes 5
  • 2 - West Point: History and Community Profile 7
  • Notes 25
  • 3 - West Point: Social Attitudes, Political Culture, and Electoral Behavior 27
  • Notes 56
  • 4 - West Point: Government, Politics, and Public Policy 61
  • Notes 101
  • 5 - Power, Influence, and Policymaking in West Point 105
  • Notes 145
  • 6 - The Chesapeake Corporation and West Point: Chesapeake's Evolving Role in the Political Life of the Community 149
  • Notes 177
  • 7 - West Point's Polyarchy: A Mirror Image of American Politics 181
  • Notes 192
  • Bibliography 195
  • Index 205
  • About the Author 209
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