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State‐Building Nationalism

Michael Hechter

in Containing Nationalism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247516
eISBN:
9780191599460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924751X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The rise of the modern state extended direct rule, in which central authorities assumed ever‐greater responsibility for governing all the territory within the state's boundaries. Although direct rule ... More


Regulatory inaction? Regulation without enforcement

Steve Tombs

in Social Protection After the Crisis: Regulation without enforcement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447313755
eISBN:
9781447313786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313755.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The focus of this chapter is on the trajectories of state enforcement of regulatory law in the context of three areas of social protection, spanning national and local regulatory bodies in the UK: ... More


The Geography of Mental Deficiency

Mathew Thomson

in The Problem of Mental Deficiency: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain, c.1870-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206927
eISBN:
9780191677380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206927.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter attempts to map put the ‘geography of mental deficiency’ in Great Britain during the 1930s. It analyses three interrelated elements: the ... More


Local authorities: Powerhouses or scapegoats?

John Sturzaker and Alexander Nurse

in Rescaling Urban Governance: Planning, Localism and Institutional Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350774
eISBN:
9781447350828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350774.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Some have argued that reforms to urban governance in the UK in recent years have “hollowed out” the local level, emphasising the levels “above” and “below” it. This reflects a broader perceived loss ... More


. Explaining the Shift to Public Ownership at the Local Level: The Halcyon Days of Municipal Ownership 1870–1920

James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward

in Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203599
eISBN:
9780191675881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203599.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Initially, local authority involvement was limited to the provision of railway track and by 1883 the local authorities owned one-third of the track mileage. The 1890s saw a rapid growth of electric ... More


Fiduciary Duty in Public Law

Martin Loughlin

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

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260158
eISBN:
9780191682049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260158.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the doctrine of fiduciary duty which the local authority owes to its ratepayers. It considers the nature and development of this fiduciary concept and yields valuable insights ... More


Austerity’s legacy: risk, opportunity and a new form of central–local relations?

Janice Morphet and Ben Clifford

in Reviving Local Authority Housing Delivery: Challenging Austerity Through Municipal Entrepreneurialism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447355748
eISBN:
9781447355779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355748.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reviews how local authorities in England have taken a range of initiatives to respond to super-austerity and face the twin crises of managing housing demand and supply. It discusses the ... More


Reviving Local Authority Housing Delivery: Challenging Austerity Through Municipal Entrepreneurialism

Janice Morphet and Ben Clifford

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447355748
eISBN:
9781447355779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355748.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides crucial insight into the fight back against austerity by local authorities through emerging forms of municipal entrepreneurialism in housing delivery. Capturing this moment within ... More


Challenging austerity: why have local authorities been taking their own action?

Janice Morphet and Ben Clifford

in Reviving Local Authority Housing Delivery: Challenging Austerity Through Municipal Entrepreneurialism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447355748
eISBN:
9781447355779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355748.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at local authorities in England that have been intimately involved in the twin crises of super-austerity and housing over the past decade. It discusses the context of the resilient ... More


Overcoming austerity effects through local authority direct action?

Janice Morphet and Ben Clifford

in Reviving Local Authority Housing Delivery: Challenging Austerity Through Municipal Entrepreneurialism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447355748
eISBN:
9781447355779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355748.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter deals with the application of austerity since 2010 as a political act designed to transform the way in which local authorities in the United Kingdom operate and are funded. It explains ... More


Between Institutional Transfer and Legacies: Local Administrative Transformation in Eastern Germany

Gernot Grabher and David Stark

in Restructuring Networks in Post-Socialism: Legacies, Linkages and Localities

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290209
eISBN:
9780191684791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290209.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Political Economy

This chapter is concerned with the transformation of local authorities in East Germany since the collapse of the communist regime. It starts by examining the process of institution-building in terms ... More


Introduction: local government in England and the twin crises of austerity and housing

Janice Morphet and Ben Clifford

in Reviving Local Authority Housing Delivery: Challenging Austerity through Municipal Entrepreneurialism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447355748
eISBN:
9781447355779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355748.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses how local authorities are drawing on their powers, resources, cultures, and experiences to address challenges in the Conservative Party's austerity policy and promote their ... More


Local government, housing and planning in the UK: a history

Janice Morphet and Ben Clifford

in Reviving Local Authority Housing Delivery: Challenging Austerity Through Municipal Entrepreneurialism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447355748
eISBN:
9781447355779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355748.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the role and history of local government in the United Kingdom, which are inextricably linked with housing provision and delivery in its administrative areas. It reviews the ... More


Local Government

Francis McManus

in Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The Early Years

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640195
eISBN:
9780748651498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640195.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Local government has been described as ‘big business’. With the exception of Northern Ireland, local authorities in the United Kingdom are responsible for education, housing, personal services, ... More


Devolution and the health of Scottish housing policy

Isobel Anderson

in Local Authorities and the Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447356233
eISBN:
9781447356271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447356233.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter assesses devolution and the Scottish housing policy. Home and housing represent a key sphere in which local authorities can contribute to the health and wellbeing of their residents, ... More


Commissioning and social determinants: evidence and opportunities

Chris O’Leary and Chris Fox

in Local Authorities and the Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447356233
eISBN:
9781447356271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447356233.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter argues that local authorities can and should use their purchasing power strategically to address the social determinants of health that affect their local area. It examines commissioning ... More


Carers

Jonathan Herring

in Older People in Law and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Older people can be involved in care work, either as the givers of care, or as the recipients of it. This chapter looks at the rights and responsibilities of those carers. It demonstrates the ways in ... More


Rites of Passage: Origins of the Youth Employment Service

Harry Hendrick

in Images of Youth

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217824
eISBN:
9780191678295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217824.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the origins and application of youth employment service as a way to address the problems related to adolescent male labour in Great Britain. It states that social scientists ... More


The role of English local authorities in addressing the social determinants of health: a public health perspective

Jeanelle de Gruchy and Jim McManus

in Local Authorities and the Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447356233
eISBN:
9781447356271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447356233.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the changing positioning of public health, moving between the National Health Service (NHS) and local government. The strategic movement, across both developed and developing ... More


Dilemmas in the commissioning of adult social care

Bob Hudson

in Clients, Consumers or Citizens?: The Privatisation of Adult Social Care in England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781447355694
eISBN:
9781447355731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355694.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 3 looks at dilemmas in commissioning. Now that the ‘purchaser-provider split’ is entrenched, what judgement can we make of how well commissioning has lived up to expectations? How is the ... More


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