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Mayoral Leadership in One Universe of American Urban Politics: Are There Lessons for (and from) the Other?


James H. Svara is a professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University and director of the Center for Urban Innovation. He recently edited an issue of the International Journal of Public Administration dealing with political–administrative relations (September 2006). He is currently coordinating a project to update and revise The Facilitative Leader in Local Government.E-mail: