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By Rikke Berg, Nirmala Rao

Neighborhood governments through the West are present process a metamorphosis in their management kinds and constructions. a few international locations have deserted conventional structures of collective or committee established decision-making in favour of cupboard types or, extra notably, a directly-elected government mayor, whereas others have bolstered latest mayoral structures. There are a number of exceptions to this pattern. according to unique examine in 11 nations the booklet assesses those adjustments by way of their implications for political responsibility, the function of lay politicians, political recruitment, the professionalization of management, and kin with the paperwork.

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