We all rely on local government to protect us from crime, fire and environmental dangers, and to provide education, welfare, housing and sports facilities, yet many people are ignorant of how it all works. In this study, aimed at consumers and students, activists and workers in the field, Tony Byrne offers a survey of the history, structures and functions of local government, the regional, parish and county picture, the recent impact of parties and pressure groups, how councils and committees operate, and the crucial issues of control and finance. This updated sixth edition considers the extensive changes in management style and culture of recent years and the continuing moves towards the complete restructuring of local government. The latest developments and arguments are explored, as is the reality of the links between local government and local communities. By offering a balanced approach to controversial topics such as Council Tax and capping, the extension of competitive tendering/contracting out of services and the increasingly "enabling" role of local authorities, the book provides the reader with no simple answers; instead, it offers a sufficiently critical account to let us all decide for ourselves.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Number of pages: 352. Used book but in Good Condition for sensible price. Illustrated. Internally good. Some yellow highlighter used in the book. Bookseller Inventory # BBI183533
Book Description Her Majesty's Stationary Office, Great Britain, 1961. Softcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Fifth Edition. Spine edge rubbed. 38 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: History::Great Britain; History; ISBN: 0140222251. ISBN/EAN: 9780140222258. Inventory No: 229287. Bookseller Inventory # 229287
Book Description Pelican / Penguin Books, Great Britain, 1981. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 347 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History::Great Britain; History; ISBN: 0140222251. ISBN/EAN: 9780140222258. Inventory No: 226573. Bookseller Inventory # 226573