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The Decline and Fall of Local Democracy: A History of Local Government Finance

The Decline and Fall of Local Democracy: A History of Local Government Finance

In the first part of a major study into local government financial reform, Policy Exchange examines the history of local government funding in England and Wales, from feudalism through the Victorian period to present day. The authors show how the contemporary system of highly centralised control is a product of the government’s desire to maintain uniformity and fiscal discipline.

Regime Change – It’s Been Done Before

Regime Change – It’s Been Done Before

With the need to rebuild Iraq clearer and more urgent than ever, an international group of contributors commissioned by Policy Exchange examine case studies ranging from post WWII Germany and Japan to the current situation in Afghanistan.

Going local: Who should run Britain’s police?

Going local: Who should run Britain’s police?

What is the best way to run a police force in modern Britain? What systems of accountability produce greatest success in fighting crime and restoring public confidence in the police? How can we learn from the successes and failures of policing in other countries? These are the questions that this study seeks to answer.

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