This book begins with an introductory outline of the structure of the city politics of the United States. There is a study of the city in the federal system, including the politics of feudal aid. This is followed by four case studies: the political roles of mayor, manager, boss and adminstrator-entrepreneur in the city.
Madgwick concludes with some comparative reflections indicating the significance of this study for British local government.
This book was first published in 1970.
1. The city in the USA
2. The structure of city politics
3. The city in the federal system
4. Four political roles