Local Elections and Political Leadership
Elecciones locales y liderazgo político en España



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Crespo González, Jorge (2022) Local Elections and Political Leadership. In Local Governance in Spain. Springer, pp. 153-178. ISBN 978-3-031-14803-3

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Elecciones locales en España y liderazgo político.

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Spanish local government grassroots are composed of 8.132 municipalities, which constitute fragmented, atomized, and diverse electoral spaces. The local government regulations establish an executive body, the mayor, characterized by great political and functional power ad intra and ad extra as regards the municipality. The mayor can therefore be depicted as a strong mayor with presidential overtones, thus providing an excellent base on which to project political leadership. Mayors emerge from the councilors of each municipality, who in turn are elected in competitive electoral processes, in which, on analyzing the electoral results in aggregate terms, factors such as nationalization, regionalization, and localism of the local party system appear, together with an incipient interdependence of factors, given the multilevel nature of governance in Spain. It is in this scenario that Spanish local leadership is inserted, which can be nuanced according to the importance of the municipalities and the personality of the mayor, allowing the mayor to be a true manager of interdependencies in a governance environment.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gobernanza local, Elecciones locales, Liderazgo, España
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Local Governance, Local elections, Leadership, Spain
Subjects:Social sciences > Political science > Local government
Social sciences > Political science > Public administration
Social sciences > Political science > Elections
Social sciences > Political science > Political systems
ID Code:75502
Deposited On:14 Nov 2022 09:59
Last Modified:15 Nov 2022 09:03

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