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British Local Government Into the 21st Century : Government Beyond the Centre - Gerry Stoker

British Local Government Into the 21st Century

Government Beyond the Centre

Hardcover Published: 29th October 2004
ISBN: 9781403918727
Number Of Pages: 304

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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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"ÝA¨ hugely impressive book. comprehensive and authoritative. Bringing together important and insightful assessments by the foremost researchers in the field on the impacts and prospects of New Labour's reforms." - Professor Steve Martin, Cardiff University

Governance and Politics
New Patterns of Central-Local Government Relations
The New Governance of Communities
Liberated or Lost Souls: Is There a Role for Non-executive Councillors?
Political Parties at the Local Level
The Local Bureaucrat: A Block to Reform or a Key to Unlocking Change?
Developments in Service Provision and Finance* Education - No Longer a Role for Local Government?
Governing Health and Social Care
Rethinking Planning and Housing
Local Government Finance: Busy Going Nowhere?
Prospects and Perspectives* Regionalism and the Challenge for Local Authorities
Community Governance and Local Government: A Shoe that Fits or the Emperor's New Clothes?
Returning to Local Governance in Healthcare?
Institutions, Politics and People: Making Local Politics Work
Reformers or Recidivists: Has Local Government Really Changed?
Conclusions: New Ways of Being Local Government
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ISBN: 9781403918727
ISBN-10: 1403918724
Series: Government Beyond the Centre
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 29th October 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1