Local government in 2017: time to draw breath?

January 16, 2017

As 2016 fades into the past, it's time to look forward to the coming year. Surely 2017 could not be as dramatic as the one…

Global Local Government: A future in crisis?

December 6, 2016

LGiU’s Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West looks at the futures for local government in this rapidly changing political landscape

Boundaries and Power Structures: the purpose & role of Irish local government

October 27, 2016

Andy Johnston, Director of LGiU Ireland, explores existential issues currently faced by two Irish local authorities, and the wider implications of these on the future of…


South African Local Government – an insight

March 21, 2017

The latest in our series on comparative international local government, this briefing offers a snapshot of municipal governance in South Africa, highlighting the mandates and objectives of local government, their financial situation, some of their big challenges and recent responses.

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