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Local government in the united kingdom.

Author: David Wilson
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides a comprehensive, accessible basic guide to British local government and is ideal for students encountering local government for the first time. This 5th edition provides insights into the new government's agenda.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Wilson
ISBN: 0230246397 9780230246393
OCLC Number: 693157052
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Contents: Introduction Our Aims and Approach.- Themes and Issues in Local Government.- Why Elected Local Government?.- The Way it Was.- The Way it Is External Structures.- Devolution to the Nations and Regions.- The Way it Is Internal Structures.- Functions and Services.- Governance and Partnership.- Central-Local Government Relations The Formal Framework.- Central-Local Government Relations The Practice.- Local Finance.- Local Elections Christmas Tree Lights?.- Councillors The Voice of Choice.- The Local Government Workforce.- Political Parties.- Who Makes Policy?.- Voluntary and Community Groups.- Three Decades, Two Governments, One Direction.- 'Localism, Localism, Localism'?.

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During its 13 years of office, Labour's modernization agenda transformed the world of UK local government. The fifth edition gives additional emphasis to local government in the devolved regions of  Read more...

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Reviews of the fourth edition: '[A] textbook...of the highest quality... the classic text for all matters of local government in the UK' - Allan McConnell, Public Policy and Administration Read more...

 
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