PREREQUISITE: POL-UA 300 OR POLSC-AD 156. SAME AS SCA-UA 371.
Study of politics and politicians in the contemporary American city. Evolution of local party organizations, the rise and fate of party ?bosses,? and the predicament of the ordinary citizen in the urban community. Patterns of city politics against the background of American social and cultural history, including the impulse toward reform and the effects of reform efforts on the distribution of power in the community. Conceptions of effective leadership in urban politics and the role of the police, the press, and ?good government? groups in local political life.