Originally published in 1974, this study concerns the politics of local government reform between 1942-1974 and describes the struggles between the Ministries, the Local Government Associations and political parties. The political manoeuvrings of the various groups involved are analysed and a theory proposed about the reform of political structures in general.
Jack Brand was a respected political scientist and one of the first academic chroniclers of the SNP.
‘…a stimulating and informative study.’ Frank Smallwood, Political Science Quarterly, Vol 90, No. 3