Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2016

208 Pages | 1 Diagram

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719088322

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In Defence of Councillors

Colin Copus

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides valuable evidence on the response and strategies developed by councillors to the changing role and environment of local governance and government
  • Examines both the formal and informal aspects of the councillor>'s work and links the effects of being an elected member to other aspects of the councillor>'s life
  • Critically examines the expectations placed on councillors by citizens, communities and the government and the organisational resources they have to meet those differing expectations
  • Sets out options for enhancing the power of councillors as local elected representatives so as to better meet the expectations placed on them by citizens, communities and government

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