© 2006

The European Mayor

Political Leaders in the Changing Context of Local Democracy

  • Editors
  • Henry Bäck
  • Hubert Heinelt
  • Annick Magnier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
  2. Henry Bäck, Annick Magnier, Hubert Heinelt
    Pages 7-20
  3. Hubert Heinelt, Nikolaos-K. Hlepas
    Pages 21-42
  4. Ulrik Kjær
    Pages 75-98
  5. Michael Haus, David Sweeting
    Pages 151-175
  6. Panagiotis Getimis, Nikolaos-K. Hlepas
    Pages 177-199
  7. Annick Magnier, Clemente Navarro, Pippo Russo
    Pages 201-219
  8. Daniel Kübler, Pascal Michel
    Pages 221-244
  9. Franz Fallend, Györgyi Ignits, Paweł Swianiewicz
    Pages 245-270
  10. Carlos R. Alba, Carmen Navarro
    Pages 287-309
  11. Björn Egner, Hubert Heinelt
    Pages 335-352
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 377-392

About this book


With this book we aim at describing and analysing the selection, daily life, networks and values of local top political leaders in seventeen European countries. The empirical nourishment to the investigation into town halls across Europe is a survey conducted in 2003 with mayors and corresponding top local political leaders. The data covering responses from 2700 leaders is a unique and rich material allowing descriptions and analyses pursuing a number of lines of inquiry.


Bürgermeister Demokratie Führung, politische Kommunen Lokalpolitiker Mayor Political Leaders

About the authors

Henry Bäck is professor of Public Administration at the School of Public Administration, Göteborg University.
Dr. Hubert Heinelt is professor for public administration/ public policy and urban studies at the Institute for Political Science of Darmstadt University of Technology.
Annick Magnier is professor of Urban Sociology at the University of Florence, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche "Cesare Alfieri".

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