ERIC Number: ED105561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Comparative Community Politics.
Clark, Terry Nichols, Ed.
This book is a collection of 14 papers that grew out of activities and conferences of the Committee for Community Research of the International Sociological Association. All of the papers reflect a general concern for establishing an international basis for the study of local political power and decision-making. The various authors attempt to relate U.S. patterns of decision-making to those in other countries in order to enhance the possibility of cross-national comparisons and put the American studies into a broader world perspective. The first paper discusses variations in local community autonomy in different nations, and the following three papers focus on details of community structure and politics in particular countries. Part II includes four papers dealing with processes of decision-making in four different countries. Part III contains three papers that examine variations in public policy that emerge from different social, political, and economic configurations. Part IV consists of three papers that address theoretical and methodological problems in cross-national research on local communities. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Community Control, Community Study, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Decision Making, Governance, Local Government, Political Influences, Political Power, Political Science, Politics
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