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Local Democracy and Local Government

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 272
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Government beyond the Centre

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23 October 1996

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The transformation of local governance in the 1980s and 1990s has put the nature and prospects for local democracy in question. Drawing together original research by leading academics commissioned by the Commission for Local...

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The transformation of local governance in the 1980s and 1990s has put the nature and prospects for local democracy in question. Drawing together original research by leading academics commissioned by the Commission for Local Democracy, this book presents in a lively and accessible form the clearest available picture of the problems of participation, representation and accountability besetting local government, their consequences and possible avenues for reform.

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List of Tables and Figures Notes on the Contributors
Foreword; S.Jenkins
Preface Local Government Under Seige; L.Pratchett & D.Wilson
Why Does Local Democracy Matter?; A.Phillips
The Constitutional Status of Local Government; M.Loughlin
Participation in Local Elections; C.Rallings, M.Temple & M.Thrasher
Central Government Perceptions of Local Government; G.Jones & T.Travers
The Demise of the Public Service Ethos; L.Pratchett & M.Wingfield
Political Parties and Local Democracy; C.Game & S.Leach
Quangos and Local Governance; A.Greer & P.Hoggett
Reforming the New Magistracy; J.Stewart
Redefining Local Democracy; G.Stoker
A Power of General Competence for Local Government; H.Kitchin
What Future for Local Democracy; L.Pratchett & D.Wilson
Index.
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