Legality and Locality: The Role of Law in Central-Local Government Relations

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgementsxii
Table of Casesxiii
Table of Statutesxxi
INTRODUCTION1
1: THE QUESTION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT9
The Tradition of Local Self-Government11
The doctrine of the ancient constitution12
Constitutional rights and administrative duties14
Characteristics of local self-government17
The Constitutional Heritage19
The legal foundations of local government20
Local institutions and the central State23
Parliament and the localities24
Local government and the courts25
The idea of the State26
The Reformation of Local Government28
The political philosophy of the reformation29
The new patchwork31
The pursuit of efficiency36
Central Control39
Supervision by central departments40
Judicial supervision44
The characteristics of central control50
Local Government in the Administrative State52
The restructuring of local government functions53
The reorganization of local government55
Financing local government58
Central-Local Government Relations60
The legal framework61
The conduct of central-local `relations69
The Triumph of Benthamism?72
2: CONTEMPORARY TRENDS78
The Modern Institution of Local Government79
Formative characteristics of modern local government80
The modern institution82

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