Transforming Local Political Leadership

  • Editors
  • Rikke¬†Berg
  • Nirmala¬†Rao

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rikke Berg, Nirmala Rao
    Pages 1-14
  3. Bas Denters, Pieter-Jan Klok, Henk van der Kolk
    Pages 15-28
  4. Nirmala Rao
    Pages 42-58
  5. Jaume Magre Ferran, Xavier Bertrana Horta
    Pages 73-84
  6. Rikke Berg
    Pages 85-100
  7. Eric Kerrouche
    Pages 150-167
  8. Clarence Stone
    Pages 180-194
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 212-236

About this book


Local governments throughout the west are undergoing a transformation of their leadership styles and structures. Some countries have abandoned traditional systems of collective or committee based decision-making in favour of Cabinet models or, more radically, a directly-elected executive mayor, while others have strengthened existing mayoral systems. There are a few exceptions to this trend. Based on original research in eleven countries the book assesses these changes in terms of their implications for political accountability, the role of lay politicians, political recruitment, the professionalization of leadership, and relations with the bureaucracy.


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