The European mayor - Political leaders in the changing context of local democracy

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Henry Bäck - University of Gothenburg, School of Public Administration

Rikke Berg - University of Southern Denmark, Department of Political Science

David Sweeting - University of the West of England, Faculty of the Built Environment

Vicki Johansson - University of Gothenburg, School of Public Administration

Folke Johansson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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Description

Major structural changes have been taking place in European local government systems around the turn of the millennium. Changes that have already had substantial consequences for local political leadership and are likely to bring about further change in the future. A number of such restructuring trends are sweeping over the continent, but from different starting points, at varying pace and in various mixed configurations. The research was designed to assess how, by playing on these different contexts, the restructuring trends and reforms inscribed in the wider framework of increasing global exchanges impact on the concept and praxis of political representation at local level. Four different trends of change are in focus: structural transformations in terms of privatisation, contracting out and general mimicry of private sector institutional arrangements ('New Public Management'); changes in central-local relations, most often in form of decentralisation, whereby new tasks have been allocated to the local level; the importance of political parties; internal institutional arrangements of local a

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Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Mayors and corresponding top local political leaders in charge of local authorities with more than 10.000 inhabitants.

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Time period(s) investigated

2002-12-01–2004-07-01

Topic and keywords

Research area

Working conditions, Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

Bäck, H., Heinelt, H., & Magnier, A. (2006). The European Mayor : Political Leaders in the Changing Context of Local Democracy. Urban and Regional Research International, Volume 10. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. ISBN-10 3-531-14574-6. ISBN-13 978-3-531-14574-7.
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ISBN: 9783531145747

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The European mayor - Political leaders in the changing context of local democracy

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Citation

Henry Bäck, Rikke Berg, David Sweeting, Vicki Johansson, Folke Johansson, David Karlsson, Franz Fallend, Herwig Reynaert, Kristof Steyvers, Zdenka Vajdová, Michal Illner, Ulrik Kjaer, Eric Kerrouche, Hubert Heinelt, Björn Egner, Michael Haus, Nikos Hlepas, Panagiotis Getimis, Gabor Soós, Gyorgyi Ignits, Paula Russell, Annick Magnier, Pippo Russo, Chiara Zanoccoli, Giovanna Cutrone, Irene Borselli, Nicola Malloggi, Clemente J. Navarro Yanez, Bas Denters, Harry Daemen, Pawel Swianiewicz, Manuel da Silva e Costa, José Pinheiro Neves, Jean Dominique Ackle, Carlos Alba, Carmen Navarro, Daniel Kübler, Pascal Michel. University of Gothenburg, School of Public Administration (2007). <em>The European mayor - Political leaders in the changing context of local democracy</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002426">https://doi.org/10.5878/002426</a>

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Henry Bäck - University of Gothenburg, School of Public Administration

Rikke Berg - University of Southern Denmark, Department of Political Science

David Sweeting - University of the West of England, Faculty of the Built Environment

Vicki Johansson - University of Gothenburg, School of Public Administration

Folke Johansson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2002-12-01–2004-07-01
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, School of Public Administration
  • Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

323

Number of individuals/objects

2711

Published: 2007-04-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06