Local Socialism?: Labour Councils and New Left Alternatives by Martin Boddy, Colin Fudge

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What are they bargaining over? What is at issue? Such organisational interests can only be the starting point for our analysis, for to render recent conflicts between different levels of government intelligible, we need to go on to situate them in a broader economic, political and ideological context. Other interests are being mediated through such organisational conflicts . To identify what these interests are, it is necessary to consider the different funtional responsibilities of central and local government in Britain today .

9 As we shall see later, the development of a corporate bias can also be Peter Saunders 29 traced in recent years at the local level. 10 The bifurcation between a democratic or 'pluralist' sector of politics and a more closed and exclusive 'corporatist' sector is thus reflected to a large extent in the division between local and central government. This is the source of a third area of tension and conflict between the two levels, as strategies which evolve in the corporatist sector are constantly threatened by responsiveness to non-incorporated political pressures exerted within the more open pluralist sector.

State intervention in relation to the process of consumption, on the other hand, is achieved to a large extent at local government level, where policies are developed through a process of competitive political struggle between a plurality of shifting interests and alliances, which address themselves in various ways to the principles of social rights and the importance of meeting social needs. The interests mobilised at this level are sometimes organised on a class basis (for example, small businesses campaigning for rate reductions or public sector unions pressing for higher wages or improved working conditions), but are more typically formed on the basis of specific consumption sectors which often cross-cut lines of class cleavage - housing issues, for example, tend to be fought not on the basis of class membership but on tenure divisions which cut across social classes.

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