How democratic is local government in Northern Ireland?

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How democratic is local government in Northern Ireland?Local authorities play key roles in the devolved government of Northern Ireland, as expressions of communities that were in the past highly polarised on religious and political lines. They are also the only other source of elected legitimacy to the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive, and can act as checks and balances on the domestic concentration of power. As part of the 2017 Audit of UK Democracy, James Pow explores how democratically local councils have operated in difficult conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationDemocratic Audit
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2017


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