Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lawrence Pratchett, David Wilson
    Pages 1-19
  3. Anne Phillips
    Pages 20-37
  4. Martin Loughlin
    Pages 38-61
  5. Colin Rallings, Michael Temple, Michael Thrasher
    Pages 62-83
  6. George Jones, Tony Travers
    Pages 84-105
  7. Lawrence Pratchett, Melvin Wingfield
    Pages 106-126
  8. Chris Game, Steve Leach
    Pages 127-149
  9. Alan Greer, Paul Hoggett
    Pages 150-169
  10. John Stewart
    Pages 170-187
  11. Gerry Stoker
    Pages 188-209
  12. Lawrence Pratchett, David Wilson
    Pages 229-249
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 250-256

About this book


The transformation of local governance in the 1980s and 1990s has put the nature and prospects for local democracy in question. Drawing together original research by leading academics commissioned by the Commission for Local Democracy, this book presents in a lively and accessible form the clearest available picture of the problems of participation, representation and accountability besetting local government, their consequences and possible avenues for reform.


Central government constitution democracy governance Government participation transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence Pratchett
    • 1
  • David Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public Policy and Managerial StudiesDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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