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Friday Thinker: Mayors and local politics

Updated Thursday 23rd October 2014

The OU Social Sciences Facebook community are looking at local democracy this week - and the impact mayors can have on their cities. Explore some background with us.

Clint Eastwood Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Randymir | - Clint Eastwood Photo Clint Eastwood had a spell as a mayor of Carmel-By-The-Sea in California. His period in office saw an expansion in local toilets and support for small business. But would more powerful mayors make everyone's day? Every Friday, the OU Social Sciences community on Facebook come together to explore one of the big questions.

This week, they're looking at local democracy and the role that cities and their mayors might have.

We've collected some articles about democracy and cities to give you some background to the question under consideration...


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