Gray, A. and Jenkins, B. (1999) Democratic renewal in local government: Continuity and change. Local Government Studies, 25 (4). 26-+. ISSN 0300-3930.
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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.
|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:||12 Sep 2009 12:50|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16816 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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