Principles and Theories of Local Government

“The role of local government is viewed in the context of the overall role of government per se. A particular advantage of local government lies in its ability to arrange for the provision of local public goods in line with local tastes and preferences.

A number of arguments suggest that local governments should be assigned adequate powers of local taxation to finance their expenditure responsibilities rather than having to rely on central government grant.”

Published in Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Affairs | P. Watt | 2006,,