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The constancy of change

Colin Copus

in In Defence of Councillors

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088322
eISBN:
9781526104236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088322.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapters sets out the key themes of the book and identifies how the office of councillor and the expectations on councillors is shaped by forces such as Globalisation, Europeanisation, ... More


Reappraising and rethinking the office of councillor

Colin Copus

in In Defence of Councillors

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088322
eISBN:
9781526104236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088322.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter examines what is known from past studies about the roles of the councillor and reviews, briefly those studies to provide a framework for the rest of the book. It contributes to councillor ... More


Councillors and RealLokalPolitik

Colin Copus

in In Defence of Councillors

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088322
eISBN:
9781526104236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088322.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter examines the strategies councillors develop in dealing with political conflict and devising political action. It introduces the concept of RealLokalPolitik as a framework within which to ... More


Why seek to serve?

Colin Copus

in In Defence of Councillors

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088322
eISBN:
9781526104236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088322.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter examines the complex set of reasons, stimuli and motivations that lead individuals to place themselves before the voters to become elected councillors. It examines the political ... More


Official mind and public image

Colin Copus

in In Defence of Councillors

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088322
eISBN:
9781526104236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088322.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter explores the development of government views – what is termed the official mind – about the office of councillor and the holders of that office. It does that through a review of selected ... More


New directions and new purposes

Colin Copus

in In Defence of Councillors

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088322
eISBN:
9781526104236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088322.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter provides a re-thinking of the role of the councillor. It does this in order to strengthen the office as a representative, local governor and decision-maker and to enhance the governing ... More


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