Pemberton, S (2015) Statecraft, scalecraft and local government reorganisation in Wales. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. ISSN 0263-774X

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Abstract

Since the inception of local government in the UK, there have been continuous attempts to reorganise and revise its distinctive characteristics, with successive reforms differing in their intended effects. In Wales, a further round of local government reorganisation is now being proposed following the Williams Commission Report (2014) on Public Service Governance and Delivery. Through drawing on the concepts of statecraft and scalecraft, this paper provides a theoretically informative account of the contradictions of the ‘layering’ process associated with the rescaling of local government in Wales. This helps to (i) enhance our understanding of contemporary proposals for reform; and (ii) develop a tighter specifying of the process of state rescaling.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Author, Sage Publications
Uncontrolled Keywords: statecraft; scalecraft; local government; reorganisation; Wales
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2015 09:54
Last Modified: 19 May 2016 10:26
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/992

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