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Local Government in England: Centralisation, Autonomy and Control
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2017-05)
The book explores the claim that English local government exists in one of the most centralised relationships with national government. Such a position fundamentally undermines any notion of local self-government and makes ...
New and Established Mayoralties: Lessons for Local Governance in Constructing New Political Institutions: The English and Polish Cases
(Policy Press, 2017)
Reforming local government is a tool of government policy when faced with local, national and international pressures for change and no more so than in times of political, social and economic crises. The re-design of the ...
The importance of political parties in county government
The chapter examines the organisation, activities and impact of party politics on the role of the county councillor as an elected representative. It will examine the way county councillors respond to party group demands ...
Local Political Leaders
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
The way local political leaders construct a vision for their localities, develop support and followers and effect action are shaped by factors both within and beyond the control of the leader. The constitutional setting ...
Citizen participation and changing governance: cases of devolution in England
(Policy Press, 2017-04-01)
The current process of devolving powers within England constitutes a significant change of governance arrangements. This process of devolution has been widely criticised for including insufficient consultation. This paper ...
Are Independent Councillors Really Conservatives in Disguise?
(Taylor and Francis, 2013-10-09)
A feature of English local political folk-lore is the belief among national political parties, that Independent councillors are Conservatives in disguise. Yet, little evidence is given to support this idea because little ...
The Uneven Governance of Devolution Deals in Yorkshire: Opportunities, Challenges and Local (Di)Visions
The Devolution Deals and Northern Powerhouse agenda has been presented by George Osborne as the making of a ‘ devolution revolution’ in the North of England. But while the signing of the ‘ Devo Manc’ agreement ...
The Institute for Fiscal Studies Report: English Council Funding: What’s Happened and What’s Next?
The article reviews the recent Institute for Fiscal Studies (IfFS) report, English Council Funding: What’s Happened and What’s Next. The article provides an overview of the main themesand ﬁndings of the report which examines ...
Whatever Happened to Councillors? Problematising the Deficiency Narrative in English Local Politics
Calls for councillors to change are nothing new, even from staunch defenders of local democracy. But one critical question has been sidestepped: Why have councillors been persistently constructed as a ‘problem’ for local ...
English Local Government and Environmental Matters
(Groupe Moniteur, 2019-11)