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Reforming Local Councils and the Role of Councillors: A Comparative Analysis of Fifteen European Countries,
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2016-09)
The chapter aims at highlighting and analyzing attempts to restore or improve the existing institutions of representative democracy – the councils and the councillors – in 15 different European countries, from a comparative ...
Councillors’ Perspectives on Democratic Legitimacy in English Local Government: Politics Through Provision?
(Taylor and Frances, 2014-05-22)
Much has been made of the dual polity concept of local government. By comparison less has been made of conceptualising local government’s dual purpose role. The political and service provision roles of local government ...
Ideology or Realism in Local Governance: A Case of RealLokalPolitik in English Local Government
(CROATIAN AND COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 2015)
The paper reports the results of research conducted among councillors in England which explored how they operate in complex governing networks where they interact with a range of public and private bodies. Councillors, as ...
Local Political Leaders
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
The way local political leaders construct a vision for their localities, develop support and followers and effect action are shaped by factors both within and beyond the control of the leader. The constitutional setting ...
Are Independent Councillors Really Conservatives in Disguise?
(Taylor and Francis, 2013-10-09)
A feature of English local political folk-lore is the belief among national political parties, that Independent councillors are Conservatives in disguise. Yet, little evidence is given to support this idea because little ...