By Paul Burgess, Stephen Hall, John Mawson and Graham Pearce.Modernising Local Government and Neighbourhood Management are policy initiatives which are seeking to reinvigorate local democracy and ensure that government is more responsive to local needs. Drawing on research findings and current practice and the authors’ direct experience, this report explores the issues surrounding the modernisation of local government. It presents an overview of the issues faced by public, private and voluntary organizations, community groups and residents engaged in neighbourhood renewal and management. It will also be of interest to policy makers at central, regional and local government level who are concerned with tackling these issues.
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