Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781447308911 Published June 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781447308904 Published June 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Reclaiming Local Democracy

A Progressive Future for Local Government

Ines Newman

Ines Newman

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781447308911 Published June 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781447308904 Published June 2014 For sale in North and South America only
In this book Ines Newman raises new questions about the fundamental principles that should guide local government decision making in an era when austerity measures leave local governments struggling to meet the demands for services. Drawing on a lifetime of experience as a practitioner and academic within local government, she shifts the agenda toward a more ethical view of how local governments can enact policies that improve social justice and local democracy. Newman argues that local governments should provide a voice for those who lack power, and she does so through an energizing call to reengage politics with ethics and an examination of how local governments can develop active citizens, make a difference in the well-being of the disadvantaged, and, in the end, promote real democracy. 
John Tizard | Huffington Post UK
"A timely and fascinating book. . . . Should be read by all those who share a commitment to effective democratic local government."
Contents

Introduction
Learning from history
Injustice
An ethical framework for local government
Reclaiming local democracy
Recapturing discourse
The future

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