The reorganization addiction in local government: unitary councils for England.

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

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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
Print ISSN: 0954-0962
Electronic ISSN: 1467-9302
Uncontrolled Keywords: Local government; re-organization; England; U.K.; strategic development
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Management
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 350 Public administration & military science
Library of Congress Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Item ID: 5754
Depositing User: Dr Janice McMillan
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 14:28
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2012 14:28

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