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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947.
Development of English local government, 1689-1835.
London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1963
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sidney Webb; Beatrice Webb
|Notes:||"Originally appeared as chapters V and VI of vol. IV of [the author's] English local government ... the volume being entitled Statutory authorities for special purposes."|
|Description:||xii, 194 p. 17 cm.|
|Contents:||1. A century and a half of English local government: The old principles - A policy of non-intervention by the central government - No system of local government - The obligation to serve - The inequality in the incidence of the obligation to serve - The continually increasing inadequacy of the principle - Vocational organization as the very basis of government - The undermining of the vocational basis of local institutions - The principle of 'self-election' of co-option - The virtues and vices of this oligarchical principle - The vice of exclusiveness - Freehold office - The property qualification - Local customs and the common law as the foundation of local institutions --
2. The emergence of the new principles - The industrial revolution in relation to local institutions - The massing of men - The devastating torrent of public nuisances - The growth of Pauperism - The increase in crime - Laying the foundations of democracy - The new conceptions of political liberty and personal freedom - The Utilitarians - The new principles in local government - The Contractor and his staff of wage labourers - The coming of the Ratepayer - Government as an association of consumers - Government by elected representatives - The salaried officer - The innovations of statue law - The rise of specialized central departments - The property qualification - But still no system of local government
|Series Title:||Home university library of modern knowledge, 250.|
|Responsibility:||[by] Sidney and Beatrice Webb. With an introd. by George Clark.|