Urban and Regional Research International

Local Councillors in Europe

Editors: Egner, Björn, Sweeting, David, Klok, Pieter-Jan (Eds.)

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About this book

Councillors are the essence of local representative democracy, linking ordinary citizens and decision-makers in municipal arenas. In cross-national perspective, and taking in countries from across Europe, this book analyses the recruitment patterns, career, party associations, role perceptions, and attitudes to democracy, representation, and participation of local councillors. Matters such as gender, parties, institutions, municipal reform, functions in governance networks, and councillor influence are considered using data collected in an international survey, covering some 12,000 members of the local political elite. Drawing on diverse and eclectic literature, the contributions in this volume comprise a comprehensive and revealing analysis of modern councillors.

About the authors

Björn Egner is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Political Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. He is the head of the research group for Methodology in Political Science and Philosophy of Science.

 

David Sweeting is Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies in the Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research at the University of Bristol, UK.

Pieter-Jan Klok is Assistant Professor for Policy Science at the Department of Public Administration in the School of Management and Governance of the University of Twente, The Netherlands.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Local councillors in comparative perspective

    Egner, Björn (et al.)

    Pages 11-25

  • Political recruitment and career development of local councillors in Europe

    Verhelst, Tom (et al.)

    Pages 27-49

  • Councillors and their parties

    Razin, Eran

    Pages 51-62

  • The roles councillors play

    Klok, Pieter-Jan (et al.)

    Pages 63-83

  • Councillors and democracy: What do they think, and how can differences in their views be explained?

    Heinelt, Hubert

    Pages 85-96

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-658-01857-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-658-01856-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Councillors in Europe
Editors
  • Björn Egner
  • David Sweeting
  • Pieter-Jan Klok
Series Title
Urban and Regional Research International
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2013
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-01857-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-01857-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-01856-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 270
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations
Topics