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Colin Copus

3 Local political leadership and mayoral government Introduction The introduction of directly elected mayors into the English local political landscape has brought an additional dimension to political representation and new electoral opportunities for the voters to cast a judgement on their local political leaders. Moreover, the office of elected mayor throws into sharp relief distinctions between representative democracy and representative government: the former comprises political processes which allow citizens to have an ‘indirect’ participation in

in Leading the localities
Norbert Steinhaus

17 Pollution levels in local lakes in Denmark Norbert Steinhaus Context The Danish Society for the Conservation of Nature (DN) of Frederikssund is a local committee of a national NGO working towards protecting nature and the environment. DN Frederikssund addresses local issues regarding the protection of nature and the environment to achieve local sustainable development. It initiates local campaigns, participates in political hearings and comments on the municipality’s environmental strategies and plans. In the mid-1990s, DN Frederikssund became aware of

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Adam Hedgecoe

‘I remember when I went on a training course they did suggest that one of the ethical issues you were supposed to consider is the qualifications of the person doing the research. Now that’s a hell of a lot easier if you all know who this person is.’ Celia, expert member, St Swithin’s Local Research Ethics Committee (LREC) The potential links between LRECs and local research institutions come into sharp relief before a meeting of the St Swithin’s committee. Members are milling around, and the Chair tells an anecdote from the night before. While at a formal

in Trust in the system
Jan Broadway

Chapter 7 . Local history and the physical world T he evolution of local history in England was closely linked to developments in surveying and map-making. Saxton’s atlas of county maps appeared three years after the publication of the Perambulation of Kent, while the second edition of Lambarde’s work coincided with the production of Symonson’s highly detailed map of the county. Within a few short years, towards the end of the sixteenth century, the county made its appearance as both a cartographic and a historical subject. Seeing a county represented by a

in ‘No historie so meete’
Neil Collins and Andrew Cottey

3835 Understanding Chinese:Layout 1 12/7/12 11:05 Page 66 3 The state apparatus and centre-local relations The efficiency and legitimacy of the government of the PRC are ever more bound together as the CCP increasingly justifies its monopoly of power by the material conditions of the people. Of course, social stability remains a key goal but, like many other governments of developing states, the Chinese ruling élite has to meet rising expectation from a population increasingly attuned to economic growth. The institutions of government have, therefore, been

in Understanding Chinese politics
Paul Brand

began to develop and apply their own set of procedures and substantive rules, a ‘law and custom of England’, that were common to all the king’s free subjects and (for some purposes at least) all of the king’s subjects irrespective of their personal status: a development that marks England off from the other countries of Western Europe. Yet legal historians have also long known, in general terms at least, that the early common law courts were not invariably hostile to the continued application and enforcement of various forms of local custom that either supplemented or

in Law, laity and solidarities
Sarah Browne

4 Women’s liberation in the local context T his chapter offers a brief history of local women’s liberation workshops in order to establish for the first time the variety of different campaigns and locations of feminist activism within Scotland. By analysing the practice of CR and looking at the debates and discussions of local groups, the way the WLM developed and operated can be better understood.1 Workshops were focused on practical actions and were larger than CR groups, acting as a local forum to which individual CR groups were aligned. During the 1970s a

in The women’s liberation movement in Scotland
Spolia, reuse and all’antica building in southern Italy, 1400–1600
Bianca de Divitiis

A local sense of the past: spolia, reuse and all’antica building in southern Italy, 1400–16001 4 Bianca de Divitiis The concept of a monolithic Italian Renaissance that was mainly Florentine and Roman has been the source of deep-rooted misconceptions about the culture of southern Italy during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The effects of this misunderstanding were made even worse by the long-lasting image of southern Italy as a homogeneous monarchical and rural region, which lagged behind the rest of Italy and Europe. The image of a land of conquest

in Local antiquities, local identities
Alysa Levene

8 Foundlings and the local demographic context this to Remember my Garle for Ever . . . Note left with child 3734, Constance Dyer Abandoned 12 March 1757 Died 6 April 1765 This chapter takes up some of the issues discussed in the previous one, by tying the health and mortality experiences of the foundlings to the local context of their nursing parishes. The partial family reconstitutions for the four case-study parishes introduced in Chapter 6 will be outlined in greater detail, and exploited for what they can tell us about the risks to life for infants

in Childcare, health and mortality at the London Foundling Hospital 1741–1800
Lesley Pruitt and Erica Rose Jeffrey

peace[building] process. So, it really is localised to their needs. ‘Claire’, M4P founder, United States Do local actors working outside the Global North experience and perceive the M4P process as localised? And what does it mean to be localised when it comes to peacebuilding programming? In this chapter we investigate what dance and creative movement can tell us about local and/or global approaches to peacebuilding, including how the local and the global

in Dancing through the dissonance