Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2011

208 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719082832

Bookseller Code (06)


Structural reform of British local government

Rhetoric and reality

Michael Chisholm

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The only book which examines the 1990s structural reform of local government throughout Great Britain, this is now available in paperback The only study written by someone who was directly involved in the structural review as a member of the Local Government Commission and combines this special experience with a wealth of information from many sources Contrasts the rhetoric used to justify replacing counties and districts by new unitary authorities and the realities of local government 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 costs and benefits of reorganisation Compares the prior assessments with actuality and discusses some important lessons for national governance

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