Picking winners or piloting Best Value? An analysis of English Best Value bids
UNSPECIFIED. (1999) Picking winners or piloting Best Value? An analysis of English Best Value bids. LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES, 25 (2). pp. 53-67. ISSN 0300-3930Full text not available from this repository.
The Best Value pilot programme established in England by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions represents all attempt to develop a new style of policy making which relies more on persuasion and less on detailed prescription and regulation than the Compulsory Competitive rendering regime introduced under the Conservative governments of the 1980s and early 1990s. The programme includes a range of different types of local authority as well as two police forces. It spans all major local authority services and functions and embraces a wide variety of approaches to achieving Best Value. This heterogeneity makes evaluating the impacts of Best Value on sen ice costs and standards difficult. However, it increases the chances of securing broad based support for the Best Value regime and stimulating organisational and cultural change in local government.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
|Journal or Publication Title:||LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES|
|Publisher:||FRANK CASS CO LTD|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 53-67|
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