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Politician as Outsider: Judy Nadler and the Santa Clara City Council

(12pp) C16-89-915.0
Sequel (5pp) C16-89-915.1
Author: Warrock, Anna/ Scott, Esther
Sponsor: Leonard, Herman

A California city councilwoman must decide whether to urge a legal investigation into the relationship between city officials and a major local developer. The relationship between politics and whistle-blowing is fraught with peril and ambiguity. More broadly, Judy Nadler, elected as an outsider, must decide on the nature of her long-term relationship with established local political leaders.

Curriculum Division: Politics, Advocacy and Leadership
Topics: Leadership
Whistle-blowing
Urban Politics
Women and Politics
Area of special interest: female protagonist/gender issues case
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