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In Defence of Councillors
(Manchester University Press, 2016-01)
The book explores the changing nature of the roles powers, tasks, functions, expectations and challenges of the office of councillor and those that are elected to that office. Based on detailed and long-term research among ...
Local Government in England: Centralisation, Autonomy and Control
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2017-05)
The book explores the claim that English local government exists in one of the most centralised relationships with national government. Such a position fundamentally undermines any notion of local self-government and makes ...