Bringing together research on different features of the democratic renewal agenda to investigate how local authorities are responding, this text includes a contribution from the main architect of the modernization, Local Government Minister Hilary Armstrong.

chapter |18 pages

Introduction: Defining Democratic Renewal

ByLawrence Pratchett

chapter 1|7 pages

The Key Themes of Democratic Renewal

ByHilary Armstrong

chapter 2|20 pages

Democratic Renewal in Local Government: Continuity and Change

ByAndrew Gray, Bill Jenkins

chapter 3|14 pages

Public Participation and the Democratic Renewal Agenda: Prioritisation or Marginalisation?

BySteve Leach, Melvin Wingfield

chapter 4|16 pages

Researching Public Participation

ByMarian Barnes

chapter 5|22 pages

The Party Group: A Barrier to Democratic Renewal

ByColin Copus

chapter 6|18 pages

Political Leadership in the New Urban Governance: Britain and France Compared

ByPeter John, Alistair Cole

chapter 7|21 pages

Rebuilding Trust in Central/Local Relations: Policy or Passion?

ByVivien Lowndes