New-style councils, new-style councillors: From local government to local governance

Quim Brugué, Josep Maria Vallès

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The aim of this article is to contrast an empirical study on the changes in the attitudes and behaviors of local politicians with recent literature on local governance. To undertake this task, the article brings together the results of about two hundred in-depth interviews with local councillors from nine Catalan local councils over two different periods of time: 1986-1987 and 1998-1999. Through comparison with the results of the interviews carried out in the '80s and '90s, the work confirms a tendency toward change, which with a few slight adjustments, can be made to fit with those academic contributions that claim the appearance of certain strategic, pluralist, and relational styles of government. © 2005 Blackwell Publishing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-226
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2005


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