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The Three Challenges of Community Leadership

Sullivan, Helen, Downe, James Daniel, Entwistle, Thomas Walter and Sweeting, David 2006. The Three Challenges of Community Leadership. Local Government Studies 32 (4) , pp. 489-508. 10.1080/03003930600793136

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The ongoing reform of UK local government emphasises the development of local authorities as ‘community leaders’. Both the definition of the term, and local government's fitness for the role are, however, contested. Previous research suggests that to fulfil this role local government will have to meet three challenges: engage citizens in the determination of community priorities, provide strategic leadership and develop the collaborative potential of other local agencies. Drawing on case study evidence gathered in six local authorities in England, this paper finds that while local authorities can report some successes in strategic leadership, the development of community engagement and collaborative advantage present more of a challenge.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:22

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