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Local Government in England: Centralisation, Autonomy and Control
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2017-05)
The book explores the claim that English local government exists in one of the most centralised relationships with national government. Such a position fundamentally undermines any notion of local self-government and makes ...
English Local Government and Environmental Matters
(Groupe Moniteur, 2019-11)
Going Local on Tax Raising
(Municipal Journal, 2019-08-13)
In Defence of Councillors
(Manchester University Press, 2016-01)
The book explores the changing nature of the roles powers, tasks, functions, expectations and challenges of the office of councillor and those that are elected to that office. Based on detailed and long-term research among ...
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 ...
Parish Councils and Councillors: a resurgence in the most local tier of government in England?
In the UK, local authorities are already the largest across Europe. There are moves in England and Wales to make some of these local authorities even larger. This is being carried out through voluntary mergers as well ...
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 ...
Situating the Local in the Neoliberalisation and Transformation of Urban Governance Transformation
The local state, and more broadly the logic of the local, remains divorced from accounts of urban governance. Addressing this omission, this article examines how a focus on the local opens up new avenues of enquiry in urban ...
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 ...