Local Governance in Britain

Local Governance in Britain

by Robert Leach, Janie Percy-Smith
     
 

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Contemporary local governance in Britain comprises a complex network of organizations working to formulate policies to address local needs and issues. Local government continues to play an important part in policy and practice and in the structures and processes of local democracy. This book will examine the key issues and debates that are shaping local governance now

Overview

Contemporary local governance in Britain comprises a complex network of organizations working to formulate policies to address local needs and issues. Local government continues to play an important part in policy and practice and in the structures and processes of local democracy. This book will examine the key issues and debates that are shaping local governance now and in the future while at the same time situating those issues and debates in their historical context.

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Leach (government) and Percy-Smith (policy research, both teach at Leeds Metropolitan U., UK) address the many issues that have arisen following the development of diverse and numerous local governing bodies, all now taking part in British politics. They examine the question of accountability of non-elected agencies, the power of local people to influence decisions pertinent to their lives, the challenge of bringing business and voluntary organizations into partnership with the local public sector, and the relation of these local groups to the will of the free market. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333739259
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/06/2001
Series:
Contemporary Political Studies
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Leach is Principal Lecturer on Government at Leeds Business School and Janie Percy-Smith is Principal Lecturer in the Policy Research Institute, both at Leeds Metropolitan University.

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