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The New Politics of British Local Governance : Government Beyond the Centre - Gerry Stoker

The New Politics of British Local Governance

Government Beyond the Centre

By: Gerry Stoker, R. A. W. Rhodes (Foreword by)

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This book examines the changing nature of local politics, drawing on the latest research from the ESRC Local Governance Programme. It assesses the emergence of new forms of elite organisations and changing power relations in the context of increasing roles for business and other partners. Public responses to changes in local governance are covered in depth including new forms of participation and protest. The book concludes with a consideration of the extent to which the emerging system of local governance can meet the social and economic challenges created by globalization.

List of Tables and Figuresp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Notes on the Contributorsp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Governance Failurep. 11
Local Government After Fordism: A Regulationist Perspectivep. 33
Regime Formation in Manchester and Edinburghp. 54
Policy Networks and Local Political Leadership in Britain and Francep. 72
Understanding Urban Governance: The Contribution of Rational Choicep. 91
Local Governance in the Shadow of Juridificationp. 117
Local Governance: The Assessments of Councillors, Quango Members and the Publicp. 130
The Changing Nature of Local Labour Politicsp. 150
The Conservative Party in Local Government, 1979-1997p. 166
Participation Strategies and Local Environmental Politics: Local Agenda 21p. 181
Technical Expertise and Public Participation in Planning for Housing: 'Playing the Numbers Game'p. 198
User Participation in Community Housing: 'Is Small Really Beautiful?p. 215
Patterns of Inclusion and Exclusion: Ethnic Minorities and Urban Development Corporationsp. 234
Feminist Intervention and Local Domestic Violence Policyp. 249
Bibliographyp. 268
Indexp. 288
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ISBN: 9780333728185
ISBN-10: 0333728181
Series: Government Beyond the Centre
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 22nd February 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1