Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David Eastwood
    Pages 1-25
  3. David Eastwood
    Pages 26-56
  4. David Eastwood
    Pages 57-90
  5. David Eastwood
    Pages 91-116
  6. David Eastwood
    Pages 117-154
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 171-205

About this book


In this bold and original study, David Eastwood offers a reinterpretation of politics and public life in provincial England. He explores the ways in which power was exercised, and reconstructs the social and cultural foundations of political authority in provincial England. Professor Eastwood demonstrates the crucial role played by local elites in policy-making, and shows how English public institutions and political culture can only be understood in terms of the long-run development of the English state.


England government Institution Policy politics

Authors and affiliations

  • David Eastwood
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wales SwanseaUK

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