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Size, Scope, and Bias: What Differentiates Local Electoral Politics?

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

in Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter outlines a relatively simple way of understanding the dynamics of local democracy. Across the universe of democracies, three characteristics are the most powerful and widely applicable ... More


Rethinking Local Democracy

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

in Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the managerial character of local democracy. It asks: Does managerial democracy inhibit or enhance the capacity of most Americans for meaningful self-governance? Who governs in ... More


The Limits of Local Democracy

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the limitations of local participatory democracy, focusing on how the competing definitions of community and conflicting understandings of the appropriate use of the ... More


Law, Politics, and Local Democracy

Ian Leigh

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256984
eISBN:
9780191681714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256984.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

More than any other area of the British constitution, local government has undergone constant change over the past two decades. The Conservative legislation introducing compulsory competitive ... More


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


Local Democracy in Its Constitutional Setting

Ian Leigh

in Law, Politics, and Local Democracy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256984
eISBN:
9780191681714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256984.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter attempts to identify the main sense in which councils are local democratic institutions and to assess their place in the broader constitutional order, especially in relation to regional ... More


What gives residents the right to take charge

Liz Richardson

in DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood problems and community self-help

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420855
eISBN:
9781447302124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter aims to determine whether people's good intentions are enough. It looks at the legitimacy the community organisations have to act on behalf of other residents, and how they relate to the ... More


Breaking the Countercyclical Pattern of Local Democracy in Pakistan

Ali Cheema, Adnan Q. Khan, and Roger B. Myerson

in Is Decentralization Good For Development?: Perspectives from Academics and Policy Makers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198737506
eISBN:
9780191800894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737506.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Amid the great forces pressing Pakistan today, decentralization may seem a small matter. Local democracy was introduced only a few years ago, under General Pervez Musharraf’s rule, for small local ... More


Fiscal Squeeze in Dutch Municipalities in the 1980s:: Cutback Measures and Public Management Reforms

Walter Kickert

in When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265734
eISBN:
9780191771941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265734.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter analyses the fiscal problems of Dutch local government in the 1980s and the way that municipalities handled the fiscal squeeze of that time. It first explores the causes of the 1980s ... More


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

Robin Hambleton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447304975
eISBN:
9781447311843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304975.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. This engaging book rejects this gloomy prognosis and argues that ... More


From residents to citizens:: The emergence of neighbourhood movements in Spain

Gemma Vilà

in Community action and planning: Contexts, drivers and outcomes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447315162
eISBN:
9781447315186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447315162.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter analyses the emergence and development of community based action in Spain. It focuses on its origins and the conditions making it possible, its development and characteristics, as well as ... More


The Struggle for Status

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter analyzes the rise of teachers' unions outside of metropolitan boundaries. As teachers and administrators began to demand tenure protection, rights of collective bargaining, and ... More


Introduction

David J. Hess

in Localist Movements in a Global Economy: Sustainability, Justice, and Urban Development in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012645
eISBN:
9780262255486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012645.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the localist movement in the U.S. and its relevance to the issues of sustainability, social justice, and urban development. ... More


From ethnic to legal and economic separatism

Cameron Ross

in Federalism and Democratisation in Russia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058691
eISBN:
9781781700174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058691.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter turns to a study of the ethnic make-up of the Russian Federation and the prospects for ethnic secessionism. For those who stress the positive side, federalism functions as a form of ... More


The Battle of Ideas

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines curricular disputes. The roots of curricular conflict frequently lie in changing structures of school governance and realignments of political power. Thus, controversy is never ... More


Place-based leadership and the inclusive city

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/9781447304975.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter outlines the whole argument of the book. It introduces the intellectual framework and the main themes. Derived from social learning theory, the framework resembles the approach to ... More


The Civics of Economic Restructuring

Souza Briggs

in Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026413
eISBN:
9780262269292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines three different perspectives on economic restructuring as a civic or public problem for local democracy. These models view economic restructuring as either a problem for ... More


The Question of Equality: Women's Presence

in Real Democracy: The New England Town Meeting and How It Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226077963
eISBN:
9780226077987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077987.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

From city councils to the halls of Congress, no representative institution can match the town meeting in terms of women's presence. Moreover, with a pair of minor adjustments, Vermont's local ... More


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