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British Local Government into the 21st Century
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Introduction; G.Stoker & D.Wilson.- PART ONE: GOVERNANCE AND POLITICS.- New Patterns of Central-Local Government Relations; D.Wilson.- The New Governance of Communities; C.Skelcher.- Strengthening Political Leadership? More Than Mayors; P.John.- Liberated or Lost Souls: Is There a Role for Non-executive Councillors?; S.Snape.- Political Parties at the Local Level; S.Leach.- The Local Bureaucrat: A Block to Reform or a Key to Unlocking Change?; F.Gains.- PART TWO: DEVELOPMENTS IN SERVICE PROVISION AND FINANCE.- Education No Longer a Role for Local Government?; K.Donnelly.- Governing Health and Social Care; K.A.Clarke & S.Harrison.- Rethinking Planning and Housing; A.Murie.- Local Government Finance: Busy Going Nowhere?; T.Travers.- PART THREE: PROSPECTS AND PERSPECTIVES.- Regionalism and the Challenge for Local Authorities; J.Tomaney.- Community Governance and Local Government: A Shoe that Fits or the Emperor's New Clothes?; H.Sullivan.- Returning to Local Governance in Healthcare?; K.Walshe.- Institutions, Politics and People: Making Local Politics Work; L.Pratchett.- Reformers or Recidivists: Has Local Government Really Changed?; V.Lowndes.- Conclusions: New Ways of Being Local Government; G.Stoker & D.Wilson.

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'[A] hugely impressive book... comprehensive and authoritative... Bringing together important and insightful assessments by the foremost researchers in the field on the impacts and prospects of New Labour's reforms'. - Professor Steve Martin, Cardiff University

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GERRY STOKER is Professor of Politics, University of Manchester, UK.

DAVID WILSON is Professor of Public Administration and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University, UK.

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"'[A] hugely impressive book... comprehensive and authoritative... Bringing together important and insightful assessments by the foremost researchers in the field on the impacts and prospects of New Labour's reforms'. - Professor Steve Martin, Cardiff University"

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