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How strong is the Mayor of London?

Sweeting, David


David Sweeting


This article addresses the question 'How strong is the Mayor of London?' from two perspectives: the distinction between 'strong' and 'weak' mayors that emerged from American urban political analysis; and the strength of mayors outside the formal confines of their office in governance. It is argued that, while the Mayor of London is strong in the Greater London Authority, he is weak in London governance, as the Mayor has limited local autonomy,is heavily reliant on central government for funding, has no party connections, and as yet he has not harnessed latent governmental or non-governmental capacity in London.


Sweeting, D. (2003). How strong is the Mayor of London?. Policy and Politics, 31(4), 465-478.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2003
Journal Policy and Politics
Print ISSN 0305-5736
Publisher Policy Press
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 4
Pages 465-478
Keywords London, Mayor of London
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