Transforming Local Governance: From Thatcherism to New Labour

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Macmillan Education UK, 2004 - Political Science - 250 pages
Drawing on the author's unrivalled experience and expertise in both research and policy-making, this important new book provides a systematic assessment of the changing nature of local governance in Britain and a conceptual framework for understanding the new governance of localities. The author analyzes in detail what New Labour has been trying to do to local governance and management and assesses how and why it has achieved only a mixed record of change. The book concludes by providing a vision of good local governance and an assessment of future challenges for research and reform.

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Contents

Embracing Local Governance?
48
Understanding New Labours Reform Strategy
69
Improving Service Delivery under New Labour
86
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GERRY STOKER is Professor of Politics, University of Manchester.
GERRY STOKER is Professor of Politics, University of Manchester.

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