Local Government Today
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Local Government Today by J. A. Chandler
Book DescriptionLocal government today provides a comprehensive analysis of the structure, finance, management and democratic framework for local government in Britain. This new edition has been substantially rewritten to encompass the many changes to the structure and function of the system since 2000, including developments flowing from the 2007 Local Government Act. The study discusses how, during the Blair years, local governments came to be seen once again as centrally important institutions within Britain's political system. However, they are not seen as organisations that can function as separate agencies, undertaking all their duties 'in-house'. They are now required to work in partnership with the private, public and voluntary sectors to deliver local services and represent local interests. It is further argued that, for the first time in over a century, the barriers between civil servants and senior local government officers are being eroded as central government begins to incorporate leading local government officials into its decision-making processes. This established textbook also offers a comparative focus by showing how the British system differs from the structures for local governance in Western Europe and the United States.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719076954
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. A. Chandler
Comparative Public Administration, Hardback (May 2014)
"This accessible introduction to the system of public administration uses a clear, country by country analysis to the contemporary system of public administration and management in a number of significant countries"--
Explaining Local Government, Paperback (August 2013)
Explaining local government uniquely presents a history of local government in Britain since 1800 until the present day. The study explains how the institution evolved from a structure that appeared to be relatively free from central government interference to one of the most centralised systems of government in the Western world.
Local Government Today, Paperback (February 2002)
Local government in the UK has undergone rapid change since 1996. This new edition discusses and analyses these changes, including the complete restructuring of the local government system in England, and the Local Government Bill.
Local Government in Liberal Democracies, Paperback (November 1992)» View all books by J. A. Chandler
Local government in Britain is often viewed as bureaucratic - in America or France it can be genuinely local. This book draws together contributors who outline the structures and workings of local government in England and Wales, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Canada and America.
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Author Biography - J. A. Chandler
J. A. Chandler is Professor of Local Governance in the Faculty of Organisation and Management, Sheffield Hallam University
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