'Transforming Local Government: Innovation and Modernisation'

Janet Newman, John Raine, Christopher Skelcher

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This article is based on research investigating why local authorities innovate and what happens when they do. The authors show how local authorities have responded to the current normative climate for innovation, and explore the interaction between central policy and focal action. The article demonstrates the importance of the policy climate set by central government in fostering-or constraining-innovation at a local level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money & Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2001


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