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Introduction

Martin Loughlin

in Legality and Locality

Published in print August 1996 | ISBN: 9780198260158
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682049 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260158.003.0001
Introduction

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This book seeks to trace the main dimensions of recent conflicts between central departments and local authorities in the UK and to reveal something of their significance by focusing on the role of law in shaping the central-local relationship. This introductory chapter highlights the importance of this legal dimension to the study of central-local relations and explains the way in which the key themes, locality and legality, are addressed.

Keywords: central departments; local authorities; law; central-local relationship; locality; legality

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Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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