Examining the genral character and key issues of local politics, People, Power and Place discusses the effect of local government policieson the general population and identifies those who gain or lose under them. Based on a comparitive investigation of Britain and the United States, the book explores the changing influences of institutions and individuals in local political systems and activity. This perspective, first published in 1991, illustrates the role of national, international and historical factors in the evolution of local government as well as outlining the practice of local politics in both countries.
1. Local politics in comparitive perspective 2. The national context of local politics 3. Structuring local politics 4. Local political cultures, local political practices 5. Fixing operational styles 6. Policy outcomes 7. Place in politics