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British Local Government into the 21st Century

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 320
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Government beyond the Centre

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29 October 2004

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What is the current state of local government in Britain and where is it going? Edited by two leading experts and with an all-star cast of contributors, British Local Government into the 21st Century brings together a set of...

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What is the current state of local government in Britain and where is it going? Edited by two leading experts and with an all-star cast of contributors, British Local Government into the 21st Century brings together a set of specially-commissioned and tightly-edited chapters to provide a comprehensive assessment of the issues and challenges facing local authorities as they search for a new role in a new century.

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  • Written and edited by the leading experts
  • A systematic overview of the state of British local government in the 00s
  • Very accessible: to practitioners, professionals and general readers as well as students

Introduction; G.Stoker & D.Wilson
PART ONE: GOVERNANCE AND POLITICS
New Patterns of Central-Local Government Relations; D.Wilson
The New Governance of Communities; C.Skelcher
Strengthening Political Leadership? More Than Mayors; P.John
Liberated or Lost Souls: Is There a Role for Non-executive Councillors?; S.Snape
Political Parties at the Local Level; S.Leach
The Local Bureaucrat: A Block to Reform or a Key to Unlocking Change?; F.Gains
PART TWO: DEVELOPMENTS IN SERVICE PROVISION AND FINANCE
Education No Longer a Role for Local Government?; K.Donnelly
Governing Health and Social Care; K.A.Clarke & S.Harrison
Rethinking Planning and Housing; A.Murie
Local Government Finance: Busy Going Nowhere?; T.Travers
PART THREE: PROSPECTS AND PERSPECTIVES
Regionalism and the Challenge for Local Authorities; J.Tomaney
Community Governance and Local Government: A Shoe that Fits or the Emperor's New Clothes?; H.Sullivan
Returning to Local Governance in Healthcare?; K.Walshe
Institutions, Politics and People: Making Local Politics Work; L.Pratchett
Reformers or Recidivists: Has Local Government Really Changed?; V.Lowndes
Conclusions: New Ways of Being Local Government; G.Stoker & D.Wilson.
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GERRY STOKER is Professor of Politics, University of Manchester, UK.

DAVID WILSON is Professor of Public Administration and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University, UK.

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GERRY STOKER is Professor of Politics, University of Manchester, UK.

DAVID WILSON is Professor of Public Administration and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University, UK.

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