Leading the Localities: Executive Mayors in English Local by Colin Copus

By Colin Copus

This e-book is the results of nationwide study performed among England's without delay elected mayors and the advisors that serve along them. it's the first such significant book to evaluate the effect on neighborhood politics of this new workplace and fills a spot in our knowing of the way the neighborhood executive Act 2000 has encouraged neighborhood governance. The publication additionally attracts from a number learn that has interested by elected mayors - in England and in a foreign country - to set out how the powers, roles and tasks of mayors and mayoral councils would have to switch if English neighborhood politics is to essentially reconnect with citizens.

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Is it the power available to the holder of the office or the ability to forge and pursue a clear political agenda for the locality that will inspire a new kind of local politician? Or will direct election make no difference to the type of politician elected to office, but rather simply provide another route for those who would seek political power in whatever guise it manifested itself? In this section the powers of the directly elected mayor are considered in terms of whether they represent a new departure for English local politics and whether they lay the groundwork for a new type and style of local political leader to emerge.

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