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HOW HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECTED THE INSTITUTIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE TRADITIONAL REPRESENTATIVE PRACTICES OF COUNCILLORS?
The thesis explores changes in local democracy through an analysis of the challenges for councillors created by the growing phenomenon of social media. New platforms for online dialogue such as Twitter and Facebook offer ...
What is 'Good Governance'? A Model of 'Good Governance' for restructuring English Local Government
There are many problems when examining the concept of 'good governance'. There are numerous definitions, not all of which are applicable to local government. Often, there is a clear gap in perceptions between the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...