Ferry, L. and Murphy, P. (2018) 'What about financial sustainability of local government - a critical review of accountability, transparency, and public assurance arrangements in England during austerity.', International journal of public administration., 41 (8). 619-629 .
Austerity strained the financial sustainability of governments and ability of policy-makers to address policy challenges, and so having appropriate accountability and transparency arrangements to assure the public they were getting value for money took on renewed urgency. Comparing and contrasting findings from a critical review of policy developments in English Local Government during the Conservative led coalition central government 2010–2015 with those from related studies on accountability and transparency more generally, the article offers key themes for practitioners and policy-makers seeking to build stronger democratic systems of governance that go well beyond the UK jurisdiction.
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|Publisher Web site:||https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2017.1292285|
|Publisher statement:||This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in International Journal of Public Administration on 09/03/2017, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01900692.2017.1292285|
|Date accepted:||15 December 2016|
|Date deposited:||19 December 2016|
|Date of first online publication:||09 March 2017|
|Date first made open access:||09 March 2018|
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