Source: Melita Historica : Journal of the Malta Historical Society. 4(1967)4(284)

WALLACE PH. GULIA, Local Government in Malta óMalta 1967. Progress Press Co. Ltd.

As it is stated in the Foreword this work was undertaken at the invitation of the Mediterranean Social Sciences Research Council and was read at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, in 1966.

In spite of the scarcity of records, and, the very limited distances between the towns and villages of Malta and Gozo which militated against the evolution of Local Government when compared with the development of the Central Government, the author is to be congratulated in succeeding in his research to produce reliable information which is presented to the reader in familiar language.

This book is divided into three sections headed Historical, Voluntary Civic Councils and the Gozo Local Government System dealing comprehensively with the subject.

Walter Bellizzi