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Political management and local government: the views of local authority chief executives

Harbour, J and Wilson, JE 2003, 'Political management and local government: the views of local authority chief executives' , Public Money and Management, 23 (1) , pp. 51-58.

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Abstract

The Labour Government has introduced radical measures to change local authorities' constitutions. These include a requirement to abandon the traditional committee system and to replace it with political executives. Local authority chief executives will play a critical role in these changes and they are also uniquely placed to offer observations on the likelihood of the measures being successful. Because of this, a questionnaire survey was undertaken of the chief executives of all local authorities in England and Wales to discover how councils are responding to the Government's measures and to obtain their views on the proposed political management arrangements.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government > JS3000-6949 Europe
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: ?? sch_sbs ??
Journal or Publication Title: Public Money and Management
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1467-9302
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2007 11:21
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:50
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/782

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