Democracy through multilevel governance? The implementation of the Structural Funds in South Yorkshire

Bache, Ian and Chapman, Rachael (2008) Democracy through multilevel governance? The implementation of the Structural Funds in South Yorkshire. Governance, 21 (3). pp. 397-418. ISSN 0952-1895

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0491.2008.00405.x

Abstract

This article considers the democratic qualities of multilevel governance at the stage of policy implementation closest to the ground, involving local residents and organizations. Drawing on a case study of the structural funds in South Yorkshire (United Kingdom), it puts forward three models of democracy through which to evaluate the democratic credentials of multilevel governance. The case study illustrates that among the expected complexity and technocracy at this stage of policymaking, there are also experiments in local democracy that have not previously been identified in the academic literature. As such, in the context of deep multilevel governance, there is evidence that while traditional mechanisms of accountability may be undermined, other mechanisms may provide a valuable alternative

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L200 Politics
L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences & Languages
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 21 May 2010 10:49
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3319

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