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Unitary authorities: the larger local government becomes, the greater the damage to local democracy

Leach, Steve and Copus, Colin (2021) Unitary authorities: the larger local government becomes, the greater the damage to local democracy. British Politics and Policy at LSE (06 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

With four new unitary councils looming, Steve Leach and Colin Copus write that the process of replacing existing councils with a single unitary authority is founded on two assumptions: that ‘bigger is better’ for local government; and that unitary councils are better than a two-tier county/district system. They argue both these assumptions are erroneous.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2021 08:57
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 08:57
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112369

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