By Alice Brown, Amy Jones and Fiona Mackay
Local Government reform is an important part of the Government’s programme for democratic renewal. This study investigates why certain groups are under represented on councils. Their research raises questions about what should be done to make the membership of councils more closely resemble the communities they serve and what difference a more socially representative system might make. Finally, options for reform are presented.
Published for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation by York Publishing Services Ltd, 01904 430033 at 14 pounds 95p. ISBN 1 902633 01 6.