Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David Beetham
    Pages 28-49
  3. Keith Dowding
    Pages 50-66
  4. Elizabeth Frazer
    Pages 89-110
  5. Anne Phillips
    Pages 111-129
  6. Hugh Ward
    Pages 130-157
  7. Desmond King
    Pages 214-223
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 224-254

About this book


The transformation of British local government into a new and complex system of local governance raises fundamental theoretical questions as well as empirical ones. Rethinking Local Democracy argues that traditional defences of local government are no longer adequate and that the case for local autonomy and local democracy needs to be radically rethought. It brings together a set of specially-commissioned chapters by leading academics designed to stimulate and contribute to debate on these issues.


democracy governance Government Public Choice transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Desmond King
    • 1
  • Gerry Stoker
    • 2
  1. 1.St John’s CollegeOxfordUK
  2. 2.University of StrathclydeUK

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