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The impact of external inspection on local government - delivering improvement or drowning in detail?

Downe, James Daniel, Martin, Stephen James and Davies, Howard 2001. The impact of external inspection on local government - delivering improvement or drowning in detail? [Discussion Paper]. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Available at: http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/921.pdf

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Abstract

External inspection is central to the current drive to improve public services. New inspectorates have been created in the health service and local government. However, relatively little is known about the impact of external inspection and there have been growing concerns about the costs of running the inspectorates and fears that they may skew local priorities and distract key staff from the task of front-line service delivery. This study by Howard Davis, Steve Martin and James Downe outlines the key findings of the first stage of research on the impact of external inspection of local government. T

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Publisher: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2019 00:42
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/49964

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