Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2009

224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719076954

Bookseller Code (06)


Local government today

J. A. Chandler

Published by Manchester University Press

Politics Today MUP

  • The most up to date and comprehensive text book on local government in Britain, describing its structure, functions and management Compares the system of local government in Britain with those of the larger countries of the European Union and the United States Updated to include the most recent legislation, including the 2007 Local Government Act, and an analysis of the consequences of New Labour policy that local government must work predominantly in partnership with other agencies Discusses how local government officers are being incorporated into the civil service decision-making machinery Reviews the arguments that, despite efforts of the Government, local authorities fail to achieve much resonance at the community level

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