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Local Politics and Participation in Britain and France - Albert Mabileau

Local Politics and Participation in Britain and France

By: Albert Mabileau (Editor), George Moyser (Editor), Geraint Parry (Editor), Patrick Quantin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 23rd February 1990
ISBN: 9780521345767
Number Of Pages: 288

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Local participation can and does influence the political process. Local politics and participation in Britain and France provides a unique comparative study of the involvement of average citizens in local politics and government between national elections. The work of Professor Mabileau and his colleagues will illuminate the nature of contemporary processes of participation at a time when the local level of government, administration and participation democracy are topics of renewed interest in all Western democracies. French and British teams explore the salient differences between the two local government systems - both of which have recently been reformed. Through a series of local case studies, they examine levels of individual and group participation, mobilisation into single issue protest groups, links between councillors and the local electorate, and the importance of local context in participation patterns. Local politics and participation in Britain and France is a product of collaborative research carried out at the Universities of Manchester and Bordeaux. The results are based on surveys of ordinary people as well as on interviews with local leaders. They will be equally of interest to academics - students and specialists of British and French politics, local government, participation and democratic theory - and to local party workers and activists.

List of figures and tables
Preface
Scope and Context
People and local politics: themes and concepts
Local government in Britain and local politics and administration in France
Participation: Introduction
Participation and non-participation in a French town
Conclusion
Political Mobilisation: Introduction
Political mobilisation in France: a study of local protest
Local political mobilisation: a case study of a Welsh community
Conclusion
Local Elites, Groups and Citizens: Introduction
Councillors, issue agendas and political action in two French towns
Councillors, citizens and agendas: aspects of local decision-making in Britain
Conclusion
Community or Locality?: Introduction
Community, locality and political action: two British case studies compared
In search of community spirit
Conclusion
Conclusions
Participation and the local polity in France and Britain
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521345767
ISBN-10: 0521345766
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 23rd February 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.59