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Governance and Public Management

Political Leaders and Changing Local Democracy

The European Mayor

Editors: Heinelt, H., Magnier, A., Cabria, M., Reynaert, H. (Eds.)

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  • Presents and compares original survey data from mayors in 30 European countries
  • Examines the attitudes of mayors towards recent administrative and territorial reforms
  • Sheds light on the social background and early political career of Europe’s mayors
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About this book

This book studies political leadership at the local level, based on data from a survey of the mayors of cities of more than 10,000 inhabitants in 29 European countries carried out between 2014 and 2016. The book compares these results with those of a similar survey conducted ten years ago. From this comparative perspective, the book examines how to become a mayor in Europe today, the attitudes of these politicians towards administrative and territorial reforms, their notions of democracy, their political priorities, whether or not party politicization plays a role at the municipal level, and how mayors interact with other actors in the local political arena. This study addresses students, academics and practitioners concerned at different levels with the functioning and reforms of the municipal level of local government.                                                                                                                           

About the authors

Hubert Heinelt is Professor of Public Administration, Public Policy and Urban Research at the Institute for Political Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. 
Annick Magnier is Professor of Urban Sociology and Jean Monnet Chair in ‘The City in European Integration’ at the Department of Political and Social Science, University of Florence, Italy. 
Marcello Cabria is a PhD candidate in a joint programme between the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Florence, Italy, and the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society at the University of Turin, Italy. 
Herwig Reynaert is Professor at the Department of Political Sciences and the Dean of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at Ghent University, Belgium.                                          ;                                           

Reviews

“This volume provides a thorough and extensive expert-led comparison of the European mayor within the current context of administrative and territorial local government reforms across the continent. … This volume will undoubtedly be an extremely valuable starting point for future comparative research into local political leadership, particularly elected mayors.” (Rachel Wall, Local Government Studies, Vol. 44 (06), 2018)
“Given the importance of directly elected mayors across Europe, this wide-ranging book provides an excellent comparative and extensive picture of the people who fill this role and the ways in which they work. It is an important source not only for students and academics interested in this area, but also for those working in local government more generally. Thoroughly recommended…” (Mike Goldsmith FAcSS, Emeritus Professor, University of Salford)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-17

    Heinelt, Hubert (et al.)

  • Local Government Systems: Grasping the Institutional Environment of Mayors

    Pages 19-78

    Heinelt, Hubert (et al.)

  • From the Few Are Still Chosen the Few? Continuity and Change in the Social Background of European Mayors

    Pages 79-108

    Steyvers, Kristof (et al.)

  • The Mayors’ Political Career: Between Local and National Ambition

    Pages 109-147

    Dodeigne, Jérémy (et al.)

  • Institutional Environments and Mayors’ Role Perceptions

    Pages 149-172

    Koprić, Ivan (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67410-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67409-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88426-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Leaders and Changing Local Democracy
Book Subtitle
The European Mayor
Editors
  • Hubert Heinelt
  • Annick Magnier
  • Marcello Cabria
  • Herwig Reynaert
Series Title
Governance and Public Management
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67410-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67410-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67409-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88426-4
Series ISSN
2524-728X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 487
Number of Illustrations
66 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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