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A Framework for Understanding Area-based Decentralisation

Published on 1 March 1994

Proposes an ideal-type model of decentralisation which consists of five interlocking and mutually reinforcing elements: localisation, flexibility, devolved management, organisational culture change, and democratisation.

Five possible objectives for decentralisation are also expounded: improving services, strengthening local accountability, achieving distributional aims, encouraging political awareness, developing staff, and controlling costs.

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Danny Burns

Professorial Research Fellow

Publication details

authors
Burns, D., Hambleton, R. and Hoggett, P.
journal
Local Government Policy Making, volume 20, issue 4

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