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dc.contributor.authorKukovič, Simonaen
dc.contributor.authorCopus, Colinen
dc.contributor.authorHaček, Miroen
dc.contributor.authorBlair, Alasdairen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-28T15:27:47Z
dc.date.available2016-07-28T15:27:47Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationKukovič, S., Copus, C., Haček, M. and Blair, A. (2015) Direct Mayoral Elections in Slovenia and England: Traditions and Trends Compared. Lex Localis – Journal of Local Self-Government, 13 (3), pp. 697-718en
dc.identifier.issn1581-5374
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12389
dc.identifier.urihttp://pub.lex-localis.info/index.php/LexLocalis/article/view/13.3.697-718%282015%29
dc.description.abstractDirect mayoral elections have in recent decades become an important and popular feature of many local governments across Europe. The direct election of the mayor enhances the accountability and transparency of local political leadership and gives voters the opportunity to gain important influence on local politics. This contrasts with councillors who choose the mayor in single-party private settings. This article provides a case study analysis of two directly elected mayors in contrasting political settings, namely England and Slovenia. Whereas England is regarded as the mother of all Parliaments, Slovenia’s democratic traditions are more recent. Yet nonetheless Slovenia displays all the features of a strong local democracy where an independent mayoral system operates within a nonpartisan political setting. By contrast, whereas England provides the longest-standing case of local democracy in Europe, directly elected mayors have only recently been introduced into the political system, the outcome of which has been mixed in terms of successfulness and acceptance by national political parties within municipalities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLex Localisen
dc.subjectdirect electionsen
dc.subjectEnglanden
dc.subjectlocal politicsen
dc.subjectmayoren
dc.subjectpartisanshipen
dc.subjectpolitical partiesen
dc.titleDirect Mayoral Elections in Slovenia and England: Traditions and Trends Compareden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.4335/13.3.697-718(2015)
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceN/Aen
dc.date.acceptance2015-07-12en
dc.researchinstituteLocal Governance Research Centre (LGRC)en


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