New Century Local Government

New Century Local Government
14 October 2013

ACELG research features significantly in a new book on international local government titled `New Century Local Government: Commonwealth Perspectives` edited by Graham Sansom and Peter McKinlay and published by the Commonwealth Secretariat.','

New Century Local Government is a collection of papers that illustrates the way in which the role of local government is evolving in different parts of the Commonwealth and provides practical examples of new local government at work. It showcases emerging practice, and highlights success stories from new ways of working and challenges confronting local government in both developed and developing countries. The collection aims to help understand the changing role of local government  ensure that practitioners are up-to-date with the innovative initiatives in local government planning and administration.

New Century Local Government has three sections: Decentralisation, localism and intergovernment relations; Local government finance and economic development; and, New approaches to governance. 

ACELG research on consolidation, community governance, leadership and mayors is featured in the publication. 

Further detail can be viewed here, including a sample chapter.

Graham Sansom is Adjunct Professor with UTS:CLG and former director of UTS:CLG and ACELG. Peter McKinlay is the Director of both the Local Government Centre at AUT University and firm McKinlay Douglas, both in New Zealand.

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