Regulating Local Authorities: Emerging Patterns of Central Control

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By examining the relationship between central governments and local authorities in a number of countries, the contributors to this study show how central governments exercise control and influence over the activities of local authorities.

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Overview

By examining the relationship between central governments and local authorities in a number of countries, the contributors to this study show how central governments exercise control and influence over the activities of local authorities.

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'A valuable contribution; not only for what is said, but also for the way in which it brings together different perspectives and for the ideas and questions it sets running.' - Michael Hughes, University of Bimingham in Local Government Studies

'...the collection should benefit interested researchers and students, and it offers useful historical and international context for practitioners.' - David O'Brien in Political Studies Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714683065
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/30/2003
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Central-Local Relations since the Layfield Report 7
Intergovernmental Relations in Scotland Post-Devolution 29
Central Grants and Local Spending in Britain 49
Guided Democracy or Multi-Level Governance? New Trends in Regulatory Regimes in Central-Local Relations in the Nordic Countries 74
Central Control over Local Government - A Western European Comparison 91
Central-Local Financial Relations in South Africa 113
Between Rhetoric and Reality: Does the 2001 White Paper Reverse the Centralising Trend in Britain? 135
Abstracts 148
Notes on Contributors 151
Index 153
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