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Local Government Reorganisation
The Review and its Aftermath

Edited By

Steve Leach

ISBN 9781138995505
Published December 18, 2015 by Routledge
148 Pages

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Book Description

The Local Government Review raised issues of political process and decision-making theories. The interest lies in the insights provided by academic analysis, and the highlighting of the lessons to be learned. This volume attempts to respond to both these perspectives.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Continuing Relevance of the Local Government Review, Steve Leach; Chapter 2 Reviewing the Review, Howard Davis; Chapter 3 The Local Government Review: A ‘Policy Process’ Perspective, Steve Leach; Chapter 4 The New Public Management and the Local Government Review, Robert Leach, Neil Barnett; Chapter 5 Public Choice Theory and Local Government Structure: An Evaluation of Reorganisation in Scotland and Wales, George A. Boyne; Chapter 6 Local Government Reform in Scotland: Managing the Transition, Arthur Midwinter, Neil McGarvey; Chapter 7 The Local Government Review – An Inept Process, John Sinnott; Chapter 8 LGR: A Bizarre Can of Worms, Tim Mobbs; Chapter 9 Local Government Reform in the US – And Why it Differs so Greatly from Britain, Donald F. Norris;

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Steve Leach


'The book remains an extremely valuable contribution to a growing body of work on the party and the state. Furthermore its problematization of the ubiquitous "Part-state" category is pioneering. Scholars and students of Chinese politics, communist and post-communist and post-communist studies and public administration are well advised to add this to their bookshelves.' - Government and Opposition

'All the essays are intrinsically interesting.' - British Politics Group Newspaper