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Colin Copus

, transparent and accountable local political leadership, how that concept relates to local politics needs to be articulated. Much of our current understanding of political leadership comes from research in the US, particularly among elected mayors. In the 1970s Kotter and Lawrence explored mayoral political leadership and found that it displayed itself in distinct behavioural patterns, whereby individual mayors would focus on aspects of leadership, either policy setting or policy implementation, or focus on the management of the servicedelivering bureaucracy.11 Kotter and

in Leading the localities
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A new and developing role or a diminished responsibility?
Colin Copus

8 Councillors: a new and developing role or a diminished responsibility? Introduction The arrival of mayoral politics in England changes the structure and dynamics of political decision-making and strikes at the very nature of what it means to be a councillor on an English local authority. It demands a new approach from councillors to representation and governing locally, and a new set of relationships with citizens and the party. It also demands that councillors now become a vital element of the processes of political accountability, rather than retaining the

in Leading the localities
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Colin Copus

been adopted only in Stoke; all the other mayors fit the first option outlined above, and the second option is outside the focus of the book.) In creating a carefully structured and limited approach to the three executive options open to local councils and citizens, the government had missed an opportunity to allow councils to borrow ideas about mayoral political leadership from overseas.30 The notion of consent A vital element of the introduction of the mayoral political executive into English local government is the notion of consent. That is, before an elected mayor

in Leading the localities
A mayoral dichotomy
Colin Copus

4 Running the council or leading the community? A mayoral dichotomy Introduction As we saw in the last chapter, three factors affect the development of the roles and responsibilities of the English directly elected mayor: first, the separation of powers at the local level; second, mayoral political focus; and third, the mayoral dichotomy between political leadership of a locality and the running of a service-based bureaucracy. The mayoral dichotomy arises because governance and organisational concerns represent two distinct demands on mayoral attention. They are

in Leading the localities
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Colin Copus

arrival of an elected mayor. The distinct mayoral political power as it currently stands quite simply boils down to the ability of the mayor, enshrined within the Act, to select a cabinet and to allocate portfolios to cabinet members, a power also open to council leaders if the council so decides. English mayors, if they are to make a difference, need political power. Moreover, mayors should be granted a role that extends beyond the council, because of the direct mandate received; the power of the council leader, by contrast, should be reduced in comparison with that

in Leading the localities
The post-9/ 11 global security regime and the securitization of civil society
Richard McNeil- Willson
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Scott N. Romaniuk

-terror physicalities. The Strong Cities Network (SCN) ( 2019 ), launched by the non-governmental organization (NGO), Institute of Strategic Dialogue, in the UK in 2015, for instance, brings together a network of mayors, political actors, and frontline teams from more than 120 cities across the world. Determining cities to be “on the frontline of building resilience to violent radicalisation,” it aims to tackle “polarisation

in Counter-terrorism and civil society
Extremism and the ‘politics of mutual envy’ in Nigeria?
Akinyemi Oyawale

, engage in politics of envy to demonise and suppress dissent and challenges to their authority and legitimacy. Non-state actors, mainly al Qaida, ISIS and Boko Haram, have reciprocated this practice in what can best be understood as politics of mutual envy. The Piper and the Mayor, politics of mutual ‘envy’ The envious gaze which the state casts on Boko Haram is astounding, i.e., as an entity that can be reckless without repercussions, be ruthless without sanctions, be ‘legitimate’ without responsibility, even if it is at the cost of being labelled enemy combatants

in Encountering extremism