Briefing: From Executive to Ceremonial: Directly Elected Mayors in the United States, Australia and New Zealand

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
August 21, 2017
Patrick Bourke, LGiU Associate
Issues Covered
  • executive responsibilities
  • powers
  • range of services
  • role of mayors
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Economy and Regeneration, International, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement
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