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Decentralisation, Democratisation and Delivery: English Sub-municipal Devolution
(Palgrave MacMillian, 2018-01)
Local Government in England has long experiment with decentralisation and devolution within its own territorial boundaries. Those experiments have partly been driven by political values that favour passing functions and ...
The Brexit Referendum: Testing the Support of Elites and their Allies for Democracy; or, Racists, Bigots and Xenophobes, Oh My!
The referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union was the largest exercise in mass public democracy in political history. Yet, the result of that referendum has seen a sustained campaign by ...
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 ...
There are just over 20,000 councillors across England, Scotland and Wales and, in 2016, some 85 per cent of them come from one of the three main, UK-wide national political parties: Conservative, Labour or Liberal Democrat. ...
The Institute for Fiscal Studies Report: English Council Funding: What’s Happened and What’s Next?
The article reviews the recent Institute for Fiscal Studies (IfFS) report, English Council Funding: What’s Happened and What’s Next. The article provides an overview of the main themesand ﬁndings of the report which examines ...
Councillor Ethics: A Review of The Committee on Standards in Public Life’s ‘Local Government Ethical Standards’
(Taylor and Francis, 2020)
The Committee on Standards in Public life (CSPL) new report Local Government Ethical Standards presents a detailed review of local government ethics in England, aiming to highlight both best practice and areas for improvement. ...
English Local Government and Environmental Matters
(Groupe Moniteur, 2019-11)