Book News: December 22nd, 2010

Edited by Dr Joanna Richardson

Written by leading academics in the field of local governance, finance, systems thinking and politics, this topical book examines and debates the challenges posed, on a local, European and global level.

The authors discus the importance of balancing the fiscal need for smaller public expenditure with a social need for strong governance and protection of the most vulnerable in UK society.

The book provides a framework for politicians, practitioners and academics to think about the consequences of the financial crisis, and the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review 2010, on public services and local governance.

Published by Policy Press. ISBN 9781847426994. £19.99