Book News: January 25th, 1999

Steve Leech and Howard DavisOver the past ten years there has been an unprecedented amount of change in the world of British local government. There have been several books which have described such changes but this one represents the first systematic attempt to draw out the overall implication of these changes for the future role of local government as an institution. It argues that there are major strategic choices of direction facing local authorities, and that these choices will shape management structures and many other aspects of local choice. The book provides a clear framework of analysis to enable readers to understand the forces at work in this particularly turbulent and unstable period of local government’s history, and to see where they are leading.

ISBN 0 335 19348 X paperback 16.99 pounds. 0 335 19545 hardback 50.00 pound