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Local Government Departments | Social Studies for Kids | Kids Academy

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Local Government That Works: The Council-Manager Form of Government

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What's the difference between your city, state and county government?

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Local Governance and Decentralisation

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The Role of Local Government | City of Greater Dandenong

A local government is a form of public administration which, in a majority of contexts, exists as the lowest tier of administration within a given state. The term is used to contrast with offices at state level, which are referred to as the central government, national government, or federal government and also to supranational government which deals with governing institutions between states. Local governments generally act within powers delegated to them by legislation or directives of the higher level of government. In federal states, local government generally comprises the third tier of government, whereas in unitary states, local government usually occupies the second or third tier of government, often with greater powers than higher-level administrative divisions.
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