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Legitimacy in the village councils of the municipality of Enschede

Vergert, Koen Johan Anton ten (2018) Legitimacy in the village councils of the municipality of Enschede.

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Abstract:This bachelor thesis concerns research on the legitimacy of village councils in the municipality of Enschede. The main research question that is examined throughout the paper is: ‘How do the current representatives of the municipality and the village council members from the villages that are part of the municipality of Enschede view the effect that voting for village council has on the legitimacy of those village councils?’. Included are the independent variable, which is the method of finding new village council members and the dependent variable, which is the legitimacy of the village councils. The research design that is utilized is a comparative case study with each of the villages that are included being a separate case that is analysed. Moreover, the research method that is used is qualitative research through interviews with key figures in the municipality and villages. The purpose of this paper is for the municipality of Enschede to have insight in the current situation in the villages and perhaps adjust their policy. At the end the conclusion is made that there is no difference in legitimacy between an elected and non-elected village council. The main reason being that each of the villages have the same legal status that offer them the same competences regardless of the council being elected.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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