The reorganization addiction in local government: unitary councils for England
Elcock, Howard; McMillan, Janice; Fenwick, John
Dr Janice McMillan J.McMillan@napier.ac.uk
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.
Elcock, H., McMillan, J., & Fenwick, J. (2010). The reorganization addiction in local government: unitary councils for England. Public Money and Management, 30, 331-338. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2010.525000
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Deposit Date||Nov 28, 2012|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Local government; re-organization; England; U.K.; strategic development|
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