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Local Government Since 1945

ISBN: 978-0-631-19582-5
352 pages
December 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
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This introductory textbook provides an historical overview of developments in local government in postwar Britain.

  • Examines role of local government both as partner and as agent of central ministries
  • Based substantially on original research, yet written accessibly for beginning students and general readers
  • Ken Young is the leading authority in this field, and Nirmala Rao a much- respected younger scholar
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General Editor's Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations.

1. Introduction.

2. The Spirit of Reconstruction.

3. Building Jerusalem.

4. A Structure in Tension.

5. Paying for Growth.

6. The Consensus Crumbles.

7. Into the Melting Pot.

8. New Accountabilities.

9. Into the Twilight.

10. Conclusion.

Bibliography.

Index.
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Ken Young is Vice-Principal of Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London.

Nirmala Rao is Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Politics at Goldsmith's College, University of London.
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  • Provides historical overview of one of the most complex and controversial aspects of government policy in postwar Britain
  • Examines role of local government both as partner and as agent of central ministries
  • Based substantially on original research, yet written accessibly for beginning students and general readers
  • Ken Young is the leading authority in this field, and Nirmala Rao a much- respected younger scholar
See More
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