Recent Submissions

  • Local government and social movements in Bologna since 1945 

    Parker, Simon (University of Cambridge, 1992-03)
    Traces the emergence of redistributive and participatory policy from 1946 through the 1980s. Main features include neighborhood councils and services like municipal pharmacies, and management with local economic development ...
  • The London Industrial Strategy 

    Greater London Council (1985)
    Economic strategy and analysis for the 32 borough Greater London Council. Includes an extended overview of the London economy and agencies responsible for implementation and further plans. The authors note the general ...
  • London and the Greater London Council: Restructuring the Capital of Capital 

    Murray, Robin (Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, 1985)
    "Brief (9 pp.) description of the GLC experience creating the London Industrial Strategy as the staff discovered an industrial structure changing from domination by large firms to more of a network of small firms. "". . . ...
  • ‘A Red-Green Lighthouse’ The city of Trondheim in Norwegian politics 

    Braathen, Einar (2009)
    In 2003 a new majority in Trondheim’s City Hall started to vigorously implement a radical programme to reclaim the public sector, re-municipalize service provision and expand the level and quality of social services. At ...
  • Democratic Socialism and the Local State: the Case of the Greater London Council 

    Egan, Daniel (2005-09)
    Describes the radical labor faction’s period of control (1981-1986) that ended when the Thatcher government’s opposition finally resulted in Council abolition. Includes a careful analysis of legal and political constraints ...


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