Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/8267
Title: Political Geography as Public Policy? 'Place-shaping' as a Mode of Local Government Reform
Contributor(s): Grant, Bligh (author); Dollery, Brian E (author)
Publication Date: 2011
DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2011.578381
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/8267
Abstract: The release of the Final Report of the Lyons Inquiry into Local Government in England, entitled 'Place-shaping: A shared ambition for the future of local government' (Lyons Inquiry into Local Government) was a significant milestone in the debate on local government reform. Place-shaping is a sophisticated piece of rhetoric and policy making and can be seen to have relevance far beyond its own jurisdiction. This paper traces its theoretical antecedents alongside developments in the debate on local government in England. Despite its broad appeal, we argue that problems familiar to local government such as rent-seeking and cost shifting will be heightened rather than resolved with any take-up of the place-shaping agenda.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Ethics, Policy and Environment, 14(2), p. 193-209
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISSN: 2155-0093
2155-0085
Field of Research (FOR): 160509 Public Administration
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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