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Local government in the United Kingdom

Author: David J Wilson; Chris Game
Publisher: Houndmills, Balsingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2006.
Series: Government beyond the centre (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David J Wilson; Chris Game
ISBN: 1403997861 9781403997869 140399787X 9781403997876
OCLC Number: 70114655
Description: xxi, 417 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Local government : the basics --
1. Introduction : our aims and approach --
2. Themes and issues in local government --
3. Why elected local government? --
4. The way it was --
5. The way it is --
external structures --
6. The way it is --
internal structures --
7. Changing functions --
8. Governance and partnership --
9. Central-local government relations --
10. Local finance --
pt. 2. The politics and people of local government --
11. Local elections --
Christmas tree lights? --
12. Councillors --
the voice of choice --
13. The local government workforce --
14. Political parties --
15. Who makes policy? --
16. Voluntary and community groups --
the exercise of influence?
Series Title: Government beyond the centre (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: David Wilson and Chris Game.
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