Structural Reform of British Local Government: Rhetoric and Reality (Paperback)
  • Structural Reform of British Local Government: Rhetoric and Reality (Paperback)
zoom

Structural Reform of British Local Government: Rhetoric and Reality (Paperback)

(author)
£16.99
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 30/11/2011
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
During the 1990s, the structure of local government in Scotland and Wales was completely reorganised by Acts of Parliament. Under other legislation, and in response to recommendations from the Local Government Commission, there was a partial reorganisation in shire England. This is the only study which examines these reforms in one volume. Running through this study is the contrast between the rhetoric used to justify replacing counties and districts by new unitary authorities and the realities of local government. The book reviews the reasons for the reforms, the processes and outcomes in the three countries, and the nature of the evidence which was available for the advantages and disadvantages of reorganisation. Two chapters compare the prior assessments with the actuality, and the final chapter discusses some important lessons for national governance. This is the only study written by someone who was directly involved in the structural review, as a member of the Local Government Commission, and it combines this special experience with a wealth of information from many sources. The book will be a key text for teachers and students of local government and also important for those studying public administration, government and politics at the second or third year undergraduate level. There should also be a wide readership in local government circles and among MPs and those concerned with public life.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719082832
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 302 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 11 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Kingdom to Come
Added to basket
Just Boris
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Managing Local Governments
Added to basket
Making Democracy Work
Added to basket
Poor Man's Parliament
Added to basket
The Councillor
Added to basket
£31.00
Paperback
If Mayors Ruled the World
Added to basket
London's 2nd City
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe
Added to basket
The Parish Councillor's Guide
Added to basket
Local Council Clerk's Guide
Added to basket
United Kingdom Administrative
Added to basket
Saint Mirin
Added to basket
£15.95
Paperback
Gnarr
Added to basket
£17.99
Hardback
Civic Ceremonial
Added to basket
£64.00
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.