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Scottish local government

by Allan McConnell | 21 September 2004
PAPERBACK
Category: Politics
Synopsis
This book fills an important gap in our understanding of Scottish local government in the dynamic new context of the Scottish Parliament. It provides academics, students, practitioners, journalists and others with a broad-ranging yet detailed account, not just of how local government actually works, but also the main political issues and debates surrounding its multi-faceted roles in contemporary Scotland. It covers issues such as:*The nature and purpose of Scottish local government*The strengths and weaknesses of unitary authorities*Modernisation of political management arrangements*Roles and remuneration for councillors*Electoral reform and new methods for encouraging citizen participation*The growth of non-elected local governance*Best Value and the rise of the performance culture*The politics of council finance: including business rates, Council Tax and PFI*The wider context of central-local relations, multi-level governance and globalizationThe book contains a wealth of facts, figures, tables and diagrams. The accompanying analysis draws, in a supportive way, on literature from the traditions of public policy, public administration and political science. The end result is an original, modern, accessible analysis of Scottish local government in the context of devolution. A particular focus throughout is assessing the 'distinctiveness' of Scottish local government compared to the rest of the UK, and addressing the question - to what extent has devolution made a difference to Scottish local government?Key Features:* Only modern work of its kind - fills a gap in our understanding of local government in Scotland* Accessible - offers the facts of how Scottish local government works, combined with incisive political analysis* Places Scottish local government in the context of the Scottish Parliament, Westminster, the EU and an increasingly globalised world
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Synopsis
This book fills an important gap in our understanding of Scottish local government in the dynamic new context of the Scottish Parliament. It provides academics, students, practitioners, journalists and others with a broad-ranging yet detailed account, not just of how local government actually works, but also the main political issues and debates surrounding its multi-faceted roles in contemporary Scotland. It covers issues such as:*The nature and purpose of Scottish local government*The strengths and weaknesses of unitary authorities*Modernisation of political management arrangements*Roles and remuneration for councillors*Electoral reform and new methods for encouraging citizen participation*The growth of non-elected local governance*Best Value and the rise of the performance culture*The politics of council finance: including business rates, Council Tax and PFI*The wider context of central-local relations, multi-level governance and globalizationThe book contains a wealth of facts, figures, tables and diagrams. The accompanying analysis draws, in a supportive way, on literature from the traditions of public policy, public administration and political science. The end result is an original, modern, accessible analysis of Scottish local government in the context of devolution. A particular focus throughout is assessing the 'distinctiveness' of Scottish local government compared to the rest of the UK, and addressing the question - to what extent has devolution made a difference to Scottish local government?Key Features:* Only modern work of its kind - fills a gap in our understanding of local government in Scotland* Accessible - offers the facts of how Scottish local government works, combined with incisive political analysis* Places Scottish local government in the context of the Scottish Parliament, Westminster, the EU and an increasingly globalised world
€40.59
121 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780748620050
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 21/09/2004
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Politics
No. of Pages - 272
Weight - 438
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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