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Local democracy and local government

Local democracy and local government

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Published by Macmillan Press in association with CLD Ltd in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Local government -- Great Britain.,
  • Democracy -- Great Britain.,
  • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1945-

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Lawrence Pratchett and David Wilson.
    SeriesGovernment beyond the centre
    ContributionsPratchett, Lawrence., Wilson, David, 1946 Dec. 6-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJS3111 .L56 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 256 p. :
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16517953M
    ISBN 100333664329, 0333664337

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