In the wake of many decades of increasing centralization, localism has been making a decided comeback in recent years. This book explores the development of localism as a new mode of statecraft and its implications for the everyday practice of citizenship. Jane Wills highlights the importance of civic infrastructure to effective engagement of citizens in local decision making, looks at the development of community organizing, neighborhood planning, and community councils, and positions this turn to the local in relationship to the longer geopolitical history of the British state.
|Publisher:||Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Jane Wills is professor of human geography at Queen Mary University of London.
Table of Contents
Making sense of localism;
The geo-constitution and the long history of localism;
The place of the people;
Localist local government;
Institution building for localism;
Community organising, past and present;
Back to the Parish: the importance of place.