Why Smaller Councils Make Sense

Percy Allan

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This article presents a case for smaller local governments based on notions of economic efficiency and community identity service responsiveness and political accountability. The arguments of sceptics (or those favouring greater council amalgamations) are challenged and refuted. Further elaboration of the case can be found in my recent book Secession: A Manifesto for an Independent Balmain Local Council (2001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-81
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Public Administration
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2003


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