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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.
Sciences at the University of Florence, Italy, and the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society at the University of Turin, Italy.
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
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.
Local government Municipal administration Local Autonomy Index Political recruitment Political careers Political ambition Leadership Directly elected mayors Indirectly designated mayors Institutions Participatory democracy Representative democracy Urban regime Economic crisis Decentralization Political parties Party Significance Index New Public Management Public Private Partnership Strategic planning
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67410-0
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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- Print ISBN 978-3-319-67409-4
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