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

Martin Loughlin


This book seeks to trace the main dimensions of recent conflicts between central departments of governments and local authorities and to reveal something of their significance. It does so by focusing on the role of law in shaping the central-local government relations, which is neglected in many contemporary studies and yet is of vital importance in identifying the character of that relationship. Precisely why they should be so is not self-evident. One significant aspect of the study is the identification of a process of juridification which is only gradually becoming clear. This has not only ... More

Keywords: central government, local authorities, central-local government relations, juridification, parliamentary democracy, public law, British government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198260158
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260158.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Loughlin, author
University of Manchester