Democratic renewal in local government: Continuity and change

Gray, Andrew J. and Jenkins, Bill (1999) Democratic renewal in local government: Continuity and change. Local Government Studies, 25 (4). 26-+. ISSN 0300-3930. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Assessing the British government's programme for democratic renewal in local government requires a recognition that local self-government is distinguished from other forms of local governance by the elected basis of relatively autonomous multi-purpose authorities. Its contribution to the democratic state may be functional in promoting self-government or dysfunctional in promoting differentiation and inequality of area. Thus New Labour faces an old dilemma. Resolving it may require a consideration of participation and especially alienation and an assessment of the extent to which more or less devolution to local authorities serves the priorities of our time.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2009 12:50
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 15:03
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16816 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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