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The development of English local government, 1689-1835

Author: Sidney Webb; Beatrice Webb
Publisher: London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1963.
Series: Home university library of modern knowledge, 250.
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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947.
Development of English local government, 1689-1835.
London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1963
(OCoLC)756453781
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Webb; Beatrice Webb
OCLC Number: 985765
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 pages 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.

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