Research Output

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

  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.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    31 October 2010

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Routledge

  • DOI:

    10.1080/09540962.2010.525000

  • ISSN:

    0954-0962

  • Library of Congress:

    JA Political science (General)

Citation

Elcock, H., McMillan, J. & Fenwick, J. (2010). The reorganization addiction in local government: unitary councils for England. Public Money and Management. 30, 331-338. doi:10.1080/09540962.2010.525000. ISSN 0954-0962

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Keywords

Local government; re-organization; England; U.K.; strategic development

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