Intervention or Persuasion? Strategies for Turnaround of Poorly Performing Councils

Turner, David, Hughes, Michael, Skelcher, Chris, Whiteman, Phillip and Jas, Pauline (2004) Intervention or Persuasion? Strategies for Turnaround of Poorly Performing Councils. Public Money and Management, 24 (4). pp. 217-226. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9302.2004.00423.x

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This article provides early results from a long-term evaluation of the turnaround strategies by poorly-performing local authorities in England. The history and theory behind central government interventions into local government is reviewed, focusing on the Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA). The journeys taken by 10 local authorities, after being labelled as ‘poor’ or ‘weak’, are described and these responses are located within the literature on theories of turnaround and public sector service improvement. The authors conclude by setting out a research agenda for the future.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate turnarounds; LOCAL government; England; Legislative Bodies; Other local, municipal and regional public administration; City councils; Performance
Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 11:04
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:25

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