PRINCIPLES AND THEORIES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Peter Watt ()
Economic Affairs, 2006, vol. 26, issue 1, 4-10
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.
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