Transforming Local Governance

From Thatcherism to New Labour

  • Authors
  • Gerry Stoker

Part of the Government Beyond the Centre book series (GBC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 1-8
  3. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 9-27
  4. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 48-68
  5. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 126-152
  6. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 192-214
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 229-250

About this book


Drawing on the author's unrivalled experience and expertise in both research and policy-making, this important new book provides a systematic assessment of the changing nature of local governance in Britain and a conceptual framework for understanding the new governance of localities. The author analyzes in detail what New Labour has been trying to do to local governance and management and assesses how and why it has achieved only a mixed record of change. The book concludes by providing a vision of good local governance and an assessment of future challenges for research and reform.


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