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John Prest - Liberty and Locality - 9780198201755 - V9780198201755
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Liberty and Locality

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Description for Liberty and Locality Hardcover. his study argues that permissive legislation facilitated ocal initiative and debate, and that local initiatives were ften more effective than national legislation. Num Pages: 248 pages, tables. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JH; HBJD1; HBLL; JPR. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 221 x 145 x 19. Weight in Grams: 456.
This is a study of local government and permissive legislation in nineteenth-century Britain. It argues that permissive legislation facilitated local initiative and debate, and that local initiatives were often more effective than national legislation. In the eighteenth century, every locality which wished to improve or police its streets had to obtain its own private Act of Parliament. By the nineteenth century, when the construction of a habitable urban environment had become a matter of urgency, Parliament had recourse to `permissive' or `adoptive' legislation, which the localities were free to adopt, or not, as they chose. Parliament facilitated, but did ... Read more

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'His analysis of the functioning of parliament offers a fresh and stimulating insight on the importance of a national legislative assembly in mid-Victorian governing arrangements ... he has provoked a good deal of thought and the book will be essential reading for some time to come.' Alan O'Day, Polytechnic of North London, History, Feb '92 'he demonstrates, with clarity and ... Read more

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