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Introduction

Colin Copus

in Leading the Localities: Executive Mayors in English Local Governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071867
eISBN:
9781781701379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071867.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter places Tony Blair government's modernisation agenda within the context of arguments about the configuration of local political decision-making. It addresses a number of vital questions ... More


Introduction: directly elected mayors in urban governance

David Sweeting

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter opens the work by introducing directly elected mayors as political leaders in systems of urban government, and the expectations that are placed upon them. It identifies the core features ... More


Breeding grounds for local independents, bonus for incumbents: directly elected mayors in Poland

Adam Gendźwiłł and Paweł Swianiewicz

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Directly elected mayors were introduced in Poland in 2002 in all local governments at the municipal level. This chapter discusses the rationale behind the reform, the arguments of the proponents of ... More


Directly elected mayors: a route to progressive urban leadership?

Robin Hambleton

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Directly elected mayors are on the rise internationally. Enthusiasts for this form of local political leadership claim that it can provide visible, strategic, accountable leadership for cities. ... More


Democratic urban governance

Robin Hambleton

in Leading the inclusive city: Place-based innovation for a bounded planet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447304975
eISBN:
9781447311843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304975.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explains why strong local government has a vital role to play in rebuilding the power of place in modern societies. The chapter starts out by recapping on the problems presented by ... More


Can the directly elected mayor model deliver? Innovation, limitation and adaptation: lessons from the City of Bristol

Thom Oliver

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter analyses the position of a directly elected mayor as a mechanism to deliver transformative change to local government in England. Through a narrative exploration of the trajectory of ... More


The two worlds of elected mayors in the US: what type of mayor should cities choose?

James H. Svara

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores two different kinds of elected mayors in cities in the United States, and the debate about which form should be used. The two types of mayor are the executive mayor in ... More


Popular leaders or rats in the ranks? Political leadership in Australian cities

Paul Burton

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Australia is a highly urbanised country but its cities are governed by local councils organised and led in a variety of ways. This variety stems in part from the fact that local government is shaped ... More


Directly elected mayors in New Zealand: the impact of intervening variables on enhanced governing capacity

Christine Cheyne

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Recent legislative changes designed to strengthen the role of the mayor have been recently introduced in New Zealand. This chapter critically reviews the New Zealand model of local political ... More


New and established mayoralties: lessons for local governance in constructing new political institutions – the English and Polish cases

Colin Copus, Alasdair Blair, Katarzyna Szmigiel-Rawska, and Michael Dadd

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Reforming local government is a policy tool of central government when faced with local, national and international pressures for change and this is no more so than in times of political, social and ... More


Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

David Sweeting (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book is about directly elected mayors; political leaders who are elected directly by citizens to head multi-functional local government authorities. The book examines the contexts, features and ... More


Leading the Localities: Executive Mayors in English Local Governance

Colin Copus

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071867
eISBN:
9781781701379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071867.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book is the result of national research conducted amongst England's directly elected mayors and the councillors that serve alongside them. It assesses the impact on local politics of this new ... More


Directly elected mayors: necessary but not sufficient to transform places? The case of Liverpool

Nicola Headlam and Paul Hepburn

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores the introduction of a directly elected mayor in Liverpool. We draw on empirical data, including diary analysis and extensive elite interviewing, to explore the changes that ... More


Debating directly elected mayors in the Czech Republic: political games and missing expertise?<sup>1</sup>

Petr Jüptner

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses and analyses the proposals for the introduction of directly elected mayors in the Czech Republic. Particular attention is paid to the proposed models of direct election and ... More


Directly elected mayors in Germany: leadership and institutional context

Björn Egner

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Each German state has adopted its own municipal code which defines the horizontal power relations between the two most powerful players in local politics, the mayor and the municipal council. The aim ... More


Do mayors make a difference? In their own words…

Howard Elcock

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Over a decade the author and John Fenwick have interviewed English elected mayors. The analysis uses the Political Leadership Matrix to assess these interviews in terms of whether mayors have made a ... More


Conclusions and reflections

David Sweeting

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter draws conclusions from across the contributions to this work, relating to the importance and forms of mayoral power, the influence of political parties, the influence of mayors in ... More


Mayoral governance in Bristol: has it made a difference?

David Sweeting and Robin Hambleton

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers whether the introduction of a directly elected mayor form of political leadership can make a difference to the governance of a city. To do so we present research results from a ... More


Embracing social responsibilities through local leadership: comparing the experience of the mayors of Bristol and Liverpool

Nasrul Ismail

in Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance: Impact and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327011
eISBN:
9781447327035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter analyses the extent to which the notion of social responsibility through leadership has been embraced by Bristol and Liverpool mayors, as the only elected mayors in England’s core ... More


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