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 currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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.

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Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
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Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2009 12:50
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