Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 1-28
  3. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 29-58
  4. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 59-88
  5. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 89-113
  6. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 114-139
  7. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 140-160
  8. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 161-178
  9. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 179-204
  10. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 205-229
  11. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 230-257
  12. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 258-270
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 271-303

About this book


The comprehensively revised second edition of this successful text provides an up-to-date analysis of the changing world of local politics in Britain. Substantial new sections have been added on local political parties, hung councils, the politics of non-elected local government, recent developments in privatisation, and the politics of the poll tax. The book now provides a systematic treatment of the Thatcher legacy in local politics, the philosophy and strategy which underpinned it and likely futures in the post-Thatcher era. Reviews of the 1st edition: '...should be read by anyone seeking to understand local government and its possible futures.' George Jones, Local Government Chronicle ' excellent and stimulating introductory text.' Peter McLaverty, Sociological Review


Government philosophy Policy politics sociology

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