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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 ...
Citizen participation and changing governance: cases of devolution in England
(Policy Press, 2017-04-01)
The current process of devolving powers within England constitutes a significant change of governance arrangements. This process of devolution has been widely criticised for including insufficient consultation. This paper ...
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 ...
The Uneven Governance of Devolution Deals in Yorkshire: Opportunities, Challenges and Local (Di)Visions
The Devolution Deals and Northern Powerhouse agenda has been presented by George Osborne as the making of a ‘ devolution revolution’ in the North of England. But while the signing of the ‘ Devo Manc’ agreement ...
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 ...
Whatever Happened to Councillors? Problematising the Deficiency Narrative in English Local Politics
Calls for councillors to change are nothing new, even from staunch defenders of local democracy. But one critical question has been sidestepped: Why have councillors been persistently constructed as a ‘problem’ for local ...
English Local Government and Environmental Matters
(Groupe Moniteur, 2019-11)
Going Local on Tax Raising
(Municipal Journal, 2019-08-13)
The Power of Now: Re-imagining the Future of Local Government Through Studies of Actually Existing Practice
(Taylor and Francis, 2020)
This article contends that the study of UK local government, its institutions and actors, is an increasingly ‘niche’ pursuit. We argue that the field is caught in a common sense narrative that plays off local government ...