Honest Centralism and Honest Localism

  • Iain McLean
Part of the Tranforming Government book series


‘Letting local people decide’. ‘Local democracy’. ‘New localism’. Any phrase with ‘community’ in it (except ‘community charge’1). They all sound as good as motherhood and apple pie. Therefore governments of all complexions say that they are in favour of all of those things. They would not say so if they did not expect to get plaudits from the electorate. Which they do.


Local Authority Central Government Local Taxation Local Public Good Unanimity Rule 
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© Iain McLean 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Iain McLean
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Oxford UniversityEngland
  2. 2.Nuffield CollegeEngland

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