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Local authorities: Powerhouses or scapegoats?

John Sturzaker and Alexander Nurse

in Rescaling Urban Governance: Planning, Localism and Institutional Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350774
eISBN:
9781447350828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350774.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Some have argued that reforms to urban governance in the UK in recent years have “hollowed out” the local level, emphasising the levels “above” and “below” it. This reflects a broader perceived loss ... More


The Institutions and Procedures of Charter Implementation and Enforcement

C. M. G. Himsworth

in The European Charter of Local Self-Government: A Treaty for Local Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474403337
eISBN:
9781474416092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403337.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law

One of the European Charter of Local Self-Government’s principal distinguishing features is the process of monitoring of state performance under the Charter by the Congress of Local and Regional ... More


Introduction

C. M. G. Himsworth

in The European Charter of Local Self-Government: A Treaty for Local Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474403337
eISBN:
9781474416092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403337.003.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter provides an introduction to the European Charter of Local Self-Government (its purpose and content), the Council of Europe, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, and to the ... More


Charter Interpretation and Application

C. M. G. Himsworth

in The European Charter of Local Self-Government: A Treaty for Local Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474403337
eISBN:
9781474416092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403337.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The monitoring procedures (including, in particular, the resulting reports and recommendations) discussed in chapter 4 have produced a rich ‘jurisprudence’ which, along with that produced by judicial ... More


The changing public health system: an examination of the new commissioning infrastructure

Stephen Peckham, Anna Coleman, Erica Gadsby, Julia Segar, Neil Perkins, and Donna Bramwell

in Commissioning Healthcare in England: Evidence, Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447346111
eISBN:
9781447346319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346111.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 8 reports research on the changing role of commissioning in the restructured public health system. The chapter will discuss how public health commissioning responsibilities have changed and ... More


The state of social work

Ian Butler and Mark Drakeford

in Social work on trial: The Colwell Inquiry and the state of welfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428684
eISBN:
9781447303565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428684.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The ‘right to know’ was cited by Frederic Seebohm as a persistent example of a series of what he considered to be the social ills of his time. Seebohm's remarks are of interest not simply because ... More


Subsidizing the Supply of Rental Housing

Geoffrey Meen and Christine Whitehead

in Understanding Affordability: The Economics of Housing Markets

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529211863
eISBN:
9781529211870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529211863.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Chapter 11 discusses subsidies to the supply of rental housing. The traditional approach has been to subsidise first local authorities and then housing associations to produce additional social ... More


Social work in 1970

Keith Bilton

in Social Work: Past, Present and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447356530
eISBN:
9781447356578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447356530.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

The chapter summarises the development of the idea of social work as a profession and describes the negotiations leading to the formation in 1970 of the British Association of Social Workers. It ... More


Emigration of Children

Kenneth McK. Norrie

in A History of Scottish Child Protection Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474444170
eISBN:
9781474490740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444170.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the shameful history of voluntary organisations and indeed the state exporting the problem of child protection by emigrating vulnerable children to the colonies. Many believed ... More


‘Devolving’ welfare policies in Greater Manchester’s precarious economy

David Etherington

in Austerity, Welfare and Work: Exploring Politics, Geographies and Inequalities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447350088
eISBN:
9781447350118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350088.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The devolution of policies to the English regions is a key Government strategy for addressing geographical uneven development. Using Greater Manchester, the Government’s flagship devolution ... More


Making local regulation better? Marketisation, privatisation and the erosion of social protection

Steve Tombs

in Marketisation and Privatisation in Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447345701
eISBN:
9781447346579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345701.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers how marketisation, privatisation and deregulation have combined in the UK to produce both a de-democratisation and the erosion of social protection. It does so through an ... More


Governance, school reform and change management

John Holmwood and Therese O’Toole

in Countering Extremism in British Schools?: The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447344131
eISBN:
9781447344179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344131.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter looks at the changing governance of English schools. The discussion of the policy context pointed to the ‘heterarchic’ nature of school governance in Birmingham, and elsewhere, as a ... More


Social work on trial

Ian Butler and Mark Drakeford

in Social work on trial: The Colwell Inquiry and the state of welfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428684
eISBN:
9781447303565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428684.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines how the practice of social work was judged during the Colwell Inquiry and focuses particularly on the tensions that existed between competing understandings of its nature and ... More


Home Supervision

Kenneth McK. Norrie

in A History of Scottish Child Protection Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474444170
eISBN:
9781474490740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444170.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter traces the origins of the most common outcome available to the children’s hearing – a supervision order in terms of which the child will remain in their own home. Social supervision grew ... More


A half-reformed education? Teaching practice and local change

Laura Tisdall

in A Progressive Education?: How Childhood Changed in Mid-Twentieth-Century English and Welsh Schools

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526132895
eISBN:
9781526150417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526132901.00010
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter considers the implementation of non-utopian progressivism in English and Welsh primary and secondary modern schools since 1918, contending that it was precisely because child-centred ... More


The Government of Scotland in the 1790s

Atle L. Wold

in Scotland and the French Revolutionary War, 1792-1802

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474403313
eISBN:
9781474415965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403313.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter looks at the way Scotland was government during the 1790s. The central focus is on the response given by the authorities in Scotland to the up-surge of political radicalism and ... More


Politics, Schools, and the Poor: A Local View

Manisha Priyam

in Contested Politics of Educational Reform in India: Aligning Opportunities with Interests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198098874
eISBN:
9780199085217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098874.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses macro-level reforms as they are implemented at local sites—where policy beneficiaries live. Policy implementation is viewed in its ordinary sense, alongside everyday lives of ... More


Connection/disconnection: positioning alternative learning spaces

Peter Kraftl

in Geographies of alternative education: Diverse learning spaces for children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300496
eISBN:
9781447310914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300496.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter builds on and extends previous definitions of ‘alternative education’. By drawing directly upon the views of educators and learners involved in alternative learning spaces, a key spatial ... More


Introduction

Rodney Harrison and John Schofield

in After Modernity: Archaeological Approaches to the Contemporary Past

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199548071
eISBN:
9780191917752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199548071.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Contemporary and Public Archaeology

How can we use the methods of archaeology to explore contemporary social phenomena? In what ways can the approaches of a discipline that has been developed to explore the distant past be used to ... More


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