Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 February 2013

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719071874

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Leading the localities

Executive mayors in English local governance

Colin Copus

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first major publication to assess the impact on local politics of the new office of regional Mayor
  • Fills a gap in our understanding of how the Local Government Act 2000 has influenced local governance
  • Draws from a range of research that has focused on elected mayors - in England and overseas - to set out how the powers, roles and responsibilities of mayors and mayoral councils would need to change if English local politics is to fundamentally reconnect with citizens
  • Explores how English elected mayors are currently operating, and how the office could develop and, as such, is a major contribution to the debate about the governance of the English localities