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A critique on legal analysis of local government and the central-local relationship

Mauthe, Barbara (2005) A critique on legal analysis of local government and the central-local relationship. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 56 (3). pp. 373-393. ISSN 0029-3105

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Abstract

This paper will argue that analysis on local government and the central-local relationship is generally confined to context and that a consequence of this approach is that theory, within this area of scholarship, is viewed as being mutually incompatible. Specific examples of this incompatibility can be found in respect of the works of Loughlin, Vincent-Jones and Cooper. It will be argued that by juxtaposing the work of these three writers, it is possible to connect their analyses, beyond the context within which they write, but that such a connection cannot be achieved through the mechanism of theory. The connection can however be achieved through the use of concepts and the resulting analysis is a form of meta-explanation of a particular period of decision making in local government and the central-local relationship.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
ID Code: 1151
Deposited By: Dr Barbara Mauthe
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2008 12:19
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2016 00:01
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1151

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