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The Politics of London
Governing an Ungovernable City
 
 
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30 Oct 2003
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£70.00
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9780333961001
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9780333960998
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Interest in the governance of London has remained high in the years following the election of a London mayor and all the twists and turns of Mayor Livingstone's term of office, including struggles with Whitehall and the boroughs. Written by a leading authority, The Politics of London provides a definitive critique of the politics, administration and government of one of the world's leading cities and recommends major changes to the capital's government to address its longstanding crisis of governability.


Description

Interest in the governance of London has remained high in the years following the election of a London mayor and all the twists and turns of Mayor Livingstone's term of office, including struggles with Whitehall and the boroughs. Written by a leading authority, The Politics of London provides a definitive critique of the politics, administration and government of one of the world's leading cities and recommends major changes to the capital's government to address its longstanding crisis of governability.


Reviews

'[L]ucid and engaging....an important and timely contribution (which) should interest academics, practitioners, advanced students and general readers alike....The author's conclusions are clear, soundly evidenced and mostly pessimistic....London is governable but only in parts and only from time to time' - David O'Brien, Political Studies Review

'Travers has produced a clear, well written, accessible and necessary book that will be of use to all those interested in the challenging questions surrounding London government - academics and practitioners alike will find the book of interest.' - Colin Copus, Local Government Studies


Contents

London in Context
The Struggle to Govern London
Metropolitan Millennium: The Road to Reform 1997-2000
The Greater London Authority: Creating a New Institution
Capital Idea? The GLA in Practice
Boroughs, Quangos and Partnerships - The Wider Governance of London
A Very British Mayor?
Is London Governable?


Authors

TONY TRAVERS is Director of the Greater London Group , London School of Economics.