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From recession to renewal: The impact of the financial crisis on public services and local government

Joanna Richardson


The banking collapse and ensuing global financial crisis has been the subject of much analysis and speculation. One growing certainty is that there will be an impact on the delivery of public services, and on local government and governance. This book examines and debates the challenges posed, on a local, European, and global level, by the imperative to balance a fiscal need for smaller public expenditure with a social need for strong governance and protection of the most vulnerable in UK society. Academics in the field of local governance contribute to a diverse set of analyses on the impact ... More

Keywords: banking collapse, public services, local government, public expenditure, vulnerable people

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781847427007
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427007.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanna Richardson, editor