Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2012

192 Pages | 5 b&w illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719079115

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Local democracy, civic engagement and community

From New Labour to the Big Society

Hugh Atkinson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Argues that local democracy is a vibrant terrain of innovation, civic engagement, participation and dynamic community activity
  • Backed up by an array of scholarly research and evidence but written in an accessible style
  • Links the concepts of local democracy, civic engagement and community in an innovative and informative way
  • Rejects the conventional wisdom that local democracy is in decline and that we face a crisis of political participation
  • Well informed and right up to date in the issues it raises