The centre and the localities: state formation and parish government in England, circa 1640–1740

@article{Kent1995TheCA,
  title={The centre and the localities: state formation and parish government in England, circa 1640–1740},
  author={J. Kent},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={38},
  pages={363-404}
}
  • J. Kent
  • Published 1995
  • Political Science
  • The Historical Journal
Recent studies have challenged older views that the British state of the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries was rather powerless. However, such studies have focused largely on the executive, and particularly on the development of centralized revenue departments, or on the role of county elites in implementing state policies in the localities. This essay considers state formation as it was manifested at the base of the governmental system, and examines the extent of, and reasons… Expand
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