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Local Government in the United Kingdom free pdf During its 13 years of office, Labour's modernization agenda transformed the world of UK local government. Amidst a starkly altered political and economic climate the coalition government formed in 2010 pledged to implement equally radical changes to the system. Taking account of the coalition's programme for government and its first round of spending cuts, the completely revised and updated fifth edition of this popular and established text is timed to take full advantage of this historic juncture. David Wilson and Chris Game provide readers with systematic coverage of the UK's local government. The book examines its defining features, its history, changing structure, operations, functions, financing, and its relations with central government. The fifth edition gives additional emphasis to local government in the devolved regions of the UK, and provides more extensive analysis of centre-local government relations. The authors deliver a thorough critique of Labour's third term in office. Looking ahead, the book anticipates the future of local government under the coalition government. Two themes look likely to dominate policy making: decentralization and cuts to public spending. With its clear, accessible, non-technical style and popular illustrations, Local Government in the United Kingdom will be essential reading for students, practitioners, and anyone with an interest in local politics.

About David Wilson

DAVID WILSON Professor of Public Administration, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Business and Law at De Montfort University, Leicester. CHRIS GAME Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham, UK.

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Author : David Wilson
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 12 April 2011
ISBN : 0230246397
EAN : 9780230246393
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 464 pages
Age + : 0-1 years
Language : English
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