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The Nature of British Local Government

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 319
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Government beyond the Centre

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12 January 2000

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Based on the author's unparalleled in-depth knowledge and experience, this major new book provides a systematic assessment of the diversity and common features of British local government today, set in a clear historical...

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Based on the author's unparalleled in-depth knowledge and experience, this major new book provides a systematic assessment of the diversity and common features of British local government today, set in a clear historical context.

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  • Written by the leading academic authority on British local government
  • Provides a broad ranging analysis of the role of British local government, its method of working and its historical and contemporary context
  • Based on author visits to and interviews in over half of the local authorities in England and Wales

Introduction: Uniformity and Diversity and Continuity and Change
PART 1: THE IMPACT OF HISTORY
The Carriers of History
Differing Roles and Continuing Themes
The Inherited World of Local Government
PART 2: THE INSTITUTIONAL SETTING
The Institutional Framework
The Conditions of Central-local Relations
PART 3: CHANGE AND THE WORKINGS OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Challenges for Change
A Changing Politics
Political Structure Processes and Culture
The Process of Management Change
Change in Officer Structures
The Dynamic of Councillor-officer Relations
Local Authority and Locality Towards Community Leadership
Conclusion
Present and Future.
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JOHN STEWART is Honorary Professor, University of Birmingham.

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JOHN STEWART is Honorary Professor, University of Birmingham.

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