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Why Localism Now? What Are The Principles for a New Localised Model of Public Services?

Anna Randle
Publication: November 2010

Localism is arguably the most promised and least delivered political idea of recent years. Attractive to governments, opposition parties, think tanks and policy experts, versions of localism have been discussed, examined, proposed, rejected and, in some cases, tried in a seemingly endless round of reports, commissions, inquiries, and green and white papers.  This paper examines recent arguments and initiatives, the barriers to their full implementation, and the outstanding opportunities for reform.

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