This book is intended for both scholarly and student audiences. For the former, our hope is that Governing Middle-Sized Cities fills an important void now evident in the urban literature on mayoral leadership. The dominant trend is to present in-depth case studies of single mayors (e.g., Martin Gruberg's Case Study in U. S. Urban Leadership and Wilbur Rich's Coleman Young and Detroit Politics); concentrate disproportionately on big-city mayors (e.g., Leonard Ruchelman's Big City Mayors: The Crisis in Urban Politics); or explore primarily . . .
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