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Stoker, Gerry (1987) Decentralization & local government Social Policy and Administration, 21, (2), pp. 157-170. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9515.1987.tb00271.x).

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Criticism of the achievements of the Welfare State have led to more emphasis on the role of local government in providing new styles of welfare services. This has presented a challenge to Labour party authorities in Britain and can be seen as an aspect of conflict with Conservative party central government. The article analyses the effect of placing more emphasis on local service delivery to which much publicity has been given. Voluntary agencies have also been given an increased role, for a variety of motives. This raises questions about local democracy, answerability, and user-control, which go beyond mere party polemics and involves fresh discussion of the future role of local government.

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Published date: June 1987


Local EPrints ID: 47328
ISSN: 0144-5596
PURE UUID: c71fcf08-7c5e-4c83-a3f7-d3780b5887c1

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Date deposited: 07 Dec 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:04

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