Local political management

A progress report after two years

Francesca Gains, Stephen Greasley, Gerry Stoker

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Abstract

The Local Government Act 2000 introduced a major change in the way that local authorities conducted their decision-making, establishing in most cases a formally separate executive and giving it decision-making authority within limits. A system in which final decision-making power rested with the whole council gave way to one where, within a broad policy and budget framework agreed by all councillors, the executive of the council is allowed to make decisions subject to the checks of challenge and scrutiny by non-executive councillors. This article presents some evidence on how the reform process is unfolding. It paints a broad picture of how the new system is working before putting the spotlight on the introduction of elected mayors and the changing role of councillors. In the conclusion a general assessment of the reform process as it has so far developed is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
JournalNew Economy
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Gains, Francesca ; Greasley, Stephen ; Stoker, Gerry. / Local political management : A progress report after two years. In: New Economy. 2004 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 84-89.
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