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In Defence of Councillors

Colin Copus


The book explores the changing nature of the roles powers, tasks, functions, expectations and challenges of the office of councillor and those that are elected to that office. Based on detailed and long-term research among councillors it examines the contribution the office makes to the governance of the nation and the role councillors play in bringing legitimacy and accountability to unelected governance networks. It examines, in detail, the work councillors conduct within their councils and communities and how being a councillor influences and affects all facets of their life. The book explo ... More

Keywords: Local government, Councillors, Government, Political leadership, Community Leadership, Governance, Intergovernmental relationships, Political parties, Citizens and community, Political action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719088322
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088322.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Copus, author
De Montfort University