The reorganisation addiction in local government: unitary councils for England

Elcock, Howard James, Fenwick, John and McMillan, Janice (2010) The reorganisation addiction in local government: unitary councils for England. Public Money & Management, 30 (6). pp. 331-338. ISSN 0954-0962

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Abstract

Structural reorganization of local government is an addictive habit to which British government ministers and civil servants are peculiarly prone. In the latest instance, several unitary authorities were created where two-tier systems existed previously. Interviews and documentary research carried out before and after the reorganization demonstrate that many of the supposed benefits of structural change have not materialized, and some local authorities are still recovering from the resulting disruption.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: local government, England, public administration
Subjects: N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Corporate and Executive Development
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Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2011 15:33
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:03
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1605

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