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Political leadership: When place makes a difference (2023)
Book Chapter
Hambleton, R. (2023). Political leadership: When place makes a difference. In F. Teles (Ed.), Handbook on Local and Regional Governance (234-252). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

This chapter considers the importance of place in the modern world and explores the major power struggle that is now underway between place-less power and place-based power. Place-less power refers to the exercise of power by decision makers who are... Read More about Political leadership: When place makes a difference.

Conversation #48: The radical right threat to cities and communities (2022)
Digital Artefact
Hambleton, R. (2022). Conversation #48: The radical right threat to cities and communities. [Website article]

This short article examines the growing influence of right-wing parties on local politics in Europe. It suggests that the rise of the radical right is not, as some commentators have claimed, a new phenomenon. Rather, the article explains that right... Read More about Conversation #48: The radical right threat to cities and communities.

The Bristol referendum 2022: Thinking through the options (2022)
Digital Artefact
Hambleton, R., Sweeting, D., & Oliver, T. (2022). The Bristol referendum 2022: Thinking through the options. [Online article]

This short article outlines the differences between the mayoral model of decision-making (in which citizens directly elect the city leader) and the committee system of decision-making (in which elected councillors choose who will be the leader of the... Read More about The Bristol referendum 2022: Thinking through the options.

Post-war UK transport policy and the Mini Cooper S (2021)
Other
Barker, P. (2021). Post-war UK transport policy and the Mini Cooper S. [Printed paper]. Suffolk, England UK

The strange story of Minister of Transport Ernest Marples, Chairman of British Railways Board Dr Richard Beeching, the Mini Cooper S and the decimation of Britain's passenger carrying railways from 1963