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The importance of political parties in county government
The chapter examines the organisation, activities and impact of party politics on the role of the county councillor as an elected representative. It will examine the way county councillors respond to party group demands ...
It’s a Proper Job: Process, People and Power in an English City
(Taylor and Francis, 2014-07-29)
Sir Peter Soulsby, the Leicester South MP since 2005, resigned from Parliament to fight for what he called ‘a proper job’: the elected mayor of Leicester City. That office was elected on 5th May 2011, but before that event ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Have Mayors Will Travel: Trends and Developments in the Direct Election of the Mayor: A Five-Nation Study
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2016-09)
Whether citizens should directly elect the mayor or whether only councillors should be able to indirectly choose the local political to the exclusion of the public from the process, is one of the most controversial debates ...
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 ...
New and Established Mayoralties: Lessons for Local Governance in Constructing New Political Institutions: The English and Polish Cases
(Policy Press, 2017)
Reforming local government is a tool of government policy when faced with local, national and international pressures for change and no more so than in times of political, social and economic crises. The re-design of the ...
English Local Government and Environmental Matters
(Groupe Moniteur, 2019-11)
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. ...