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Municipal councillors as interest mediators: Roles, perceptions and enactment

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Part of the Urban and Regional Research International book series (URI, volume 14)

Abstract

Municipal councillors are the largest group of directly elected politicians. They maintain bonds with a wide spectrum of actors within local society, and many are also active party members. In becoming members of a collective organ, namely the Municipal Council, councillors participate in ongoing processes of deliberation, bargaining and decision-making that occur inside and outside the council chamber. A proportion of councillors (‘executive’ councillors) hold executive posts and functions – both formal and informal – and are part of the municipal ‘government’ that forms a broad municipal leadership (John 2001; Getimis and Gregoriadou 2004: Getimis and Hlepas 2006).

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City Size Party Leader Executive Board Municipal Councillor Executive Councillor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Political and Social SciencesPanteion UniversityAthensGreece
  2. 2.National Centre of Public AdministrationKapodistrian UniveristyAthensGreece

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