A Very British Mayor?

  • Tony Travers
Part of the Government Beyond the Centre book series (GBC)


The search for an effective and acceptable form of metropolitan government is far from unique to London. Across Europe and North America other cities have struggled to define institutions and systems which balance the competing goals of economic growth, social cohesion and democratic accountability. In this chapter London’s new governance is put in comparative context. It looks first at the general issues of metropolitan governance in different cities across the developed world, and then goes on to look in more detail at some specific comparisons between London’s mayor and those in some other major cities.


Social Housing Refuse Collection City Government Lower Tier Personal Social Service 
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© Tony Travers 2004

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