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Directly Elected Mayors in Urban GovernanceImpact and Practice$
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David Sweeting

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327011

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327011.001.0001

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Introduction: directly elected mayors in urban governance

Introduction: directly elected mayors in urban governance

(p.1) One Introduction: directly elected mayors in urban governance
Directly Elected Mayors in Urban Governance

David Sweeting

Policy Press

This chapter opens the work by introducing directly elected mayors as political leaders in systems of urban government, and the expectations that are placed upon them. It identifies the core features of the directly elected mayor model, of direct election, of the creation of a single identifiable leader with a secure term of office, before discussing its advantages and disadvantages. Directly elected mayors are then placed in the context of urban governance, urbanization, and globalization. The chapter ends with a description of the other chapters that comprise the book.

Keywords:   directly elected mayors, urban governance, leadership, cities, local government, urbanisation, globalisation

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