Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. John Stewart, Gerry Stoker
      Pages 1-5
  3. Structure, Finance and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Tony Travers
      Pages 9-27
    3. Kieron Walsh
      Pages 28-48
    4. David Prior
      Pages 86-103
  4. Services and Functions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Stewart Ranson
      Pages 107-125
    3. Martin Willis
      Pages 126-144
    4. Kenneth M. Spencer
      Pages 145-165
    5. Alan Harding, Peter Garside
      Pages 166-187
  5. What Past? What Future?

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-276

About this book


Designed as a follow-up to the same editors' successful book The Future of Local Government, Local Government in the 1990s provides a definitive and up-to-date account of the major changes which have taken place in the organisation, management and key areas of service delivery in UK local government under Thatcher and Major, and a range of interpretations of likely future developments.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Stewart
    • 1
  • Gerry Stoker
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV)University of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.University of StrathclydeUK

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