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The multiple strategies of the Local Government Association : partner, player and think-tank ?

Entwistle, T. and Laffin, M. (2003) 'The multiple strategies of the Local Government Association : partner, player and think-tank ?', Policy and politics., 31 (1). pp. 37-50.

Abstract

The Local Government Association (LGA) is the national association for English local government. This article draws some conclusions about contemporary English central-local relations from the strategies and structures of the LGA. We test three models. The 'partner' model implies that the LGA is, or ought to be, in a trusting and equal relationship with the centre. The 'bargaining' model envisages a centre dependent on local government's considerable resources and resigned to the necessity for negotiation and compromise. The 'strong centre' approach posits a central government with the autonomy to impose its policies without the need to enter into meaningful negotiations.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Central-local relations, Lobbying, Pressure group, Local Government Association.
Full text:Full text not available from this repository.
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557303321095798
Record Created:03 Apr 2007
Last Modified:25 Oct 2010 17:22

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