Author

Straayer

Date of Award

7-1964

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Political Science

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

Purpose and Method

The Purpose

This paper is a descriptive analysis of two aspects of decision making in one council-manager government. First, it is an examination of the relationship between the city council and the city manager, noting the influence of the city manager on policy. Secondly, it is an exploration of the limitations which existing elite group(s) may place on policy decision making by the legal city government.

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