The Shape of Things to Come
Throughout this book one theme has received emphasis in chapter after chapter: change. UK local authorities have in the past two decades had to manage and adapt themselves to a scale of change and upheaval that has approached the revolutionary. So, more recently, has this book — which is why this second edition differs so substantially from the first. At least the book, though, has retained its 20-chapter format. For much of British local government even its external structure has changed in the past five years.
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