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Local Government Since 1945 K. Richard Young

Local Government Since 1945

K. Richard Young

Published August 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780631195818
Hardcover
272 pages
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This historical overview of developments in local government in postwar Britain incorporates the latest research to offer a balanced and up-to-date assessment of the dominant arguments and debates.The book explains the expanding role of localMoreThis historical overview of developments in local government in postwar Britain incorporates the latest research to offer a balanced and up-to-date assessment of the dominant arguments and debates.The book explains the expanding role of local government since the end of World War II. The authors examine the ways in which local government was developed, investigating social and economic circumstances and the impact of successive government policies. They explore, in particular, the effects of the Thatcher years and the way in which local government reform has been carried forward under Major.Throughout the book the authors balance their historical account with insightful analysis, exploring themes such as the on-going tensions between the accountability of local government officials to ministers, and the perceived value of local administration, political studies and planning.