The local government historian, Jim Chandler, recalled recently the observation of an earlier distinguished academic, W. J. M. Mackenzie — deliverer, as it happens, of the first university lecture one of us ever attended: ‘“There is no theory of local government,” Mackenzie contended (1961, p. 5), “no normative general theory from which we can deduce what local government ought to be”’ (Chandler, 2008, p. 355).
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