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Rallying the power of place

Hambleton, Robin


This article, aimed at local governance policy-makers, outlines a new way of conceptualising local leadership, described as New Civic Leadership (NCL). NCL, which involves strong, place-based leadership acting to co-create new solutions to public policy problems, is put forward as an alternative to the outdated concept of New Public Management (NPM). The article explains how Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, is using the NCL framework to develop a collaborative and inclusive approach to the governance of Bristol known as the ‘One City’ approach.


Hambleton, R. (2019). Rallying the power of place. Local Government Chronicle, 30-31

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 17, 2019
Online Publication Date Aug 16, 2019
Publication Date Aug 1, 2019
Deposit Date Sep 9, 2019
Publicly Available Date Sep 9, 2019
Journal Local Government Chronicle
Publisher EMAP
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Issue August 2019
Pages 30-31
Keywords place; leadership; city governance
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Rallying The Power Of Place 16 August 2019 190816 (196 Kb)

Copyright Statement
First published online by Local Government Chronicle (LGC) on 16 August 2019 and, in print form in LGC, August 2019 pp. 30-31

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