Commonwealth Local Government Handbook: 2011/12

The Commonwealth Local Government Handbook is a complete reference book of local government in the Commonwealth. Updated and revised, it details the systems of local government in the 54 countries of the Commonwealth, looking at how local government is structured, how elections take place, what services local government is responsible for, how local government is financed and what reforms are envisaged. The profiles in the 2011 edition have been extended to include more information on the legislative framework, relations with central government, community involvement, monitoring and scrutiny systems and finances. The profiles are in a format that allows easy country-to-country comparison.