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The article that follows examines the role of mayoral leadership in two large cities in Ukraine - Kiyv and Odessa. It begins with an examination of the various roles and resources typically found in the office of mayor, as well as a review of some of the unique characteristic of local governance in Ukraine. It then examines the activities of recent mayors in the two cities. It concludes by suggesting a somewhat expanded set of mayoral roles based on the Ukrainian experience.




Originally published in Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences.

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