1st Edition

The English Local Government System

By J. H. Warren Copyright 1946
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    First Published in 1946, The English Local Government System has undoubtedly been one of the most successful introductory books on this subject. The purpose of this book is not so much to describe the various local government services, but rather to discuss the machinery and methods utilized in the provision of these services.

    It discusses crucial themes like business yardsticks; the constitutional setting; judicial control; the associations of local authorities; the financial basis; state grants and providing for capital expenditure; the local authority’s constitution; the impact of politics on administration; delegation of powers to committees; the need for reform; and central local relationships. This is an important historical reference work for students of public administration and British government and politics.

    Introduction to the Eighth Edition 1. The Services- Their Range and Character 2. The Structure 3. The Constitutional Setting 4. The Financial Basis 5. The Local Authority’s Constitution 6. The Pattern of Administration 7. Committee Organization 8. Departmental Organization 9. The Reorganization of Local Authorities 10. Problems of Today and Tomorrow Appendices Index


    J.H. Warren