A new framework for understanding subnational policy-making and local choice

Eckersley, P. ORCID: 0000-0001-9048-8529, 2017. A new framework for understanding subnational policy-making and local choice. Policy Studies, 38 (1), pp. 76-90. ISSN 0144-2872

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This article presents a new and innovative framework to help analyse policy-making and depoliticisation within subnational governance arrangements. By focusing on the capacity (not the autonomy) of subnational governments to achieve their political objectives, and incorporating external actors along both the vertical and horizontal dimensions, it provides a dynamic tool to understand the extent to which municipal governments influence local policy-making processes. Furthermore, it stresses that greater 'localism' (or independence) between vertical tiers of government is likely to weaken subnational bodies and result in them becoming more interdependent with (or even dependent on) horizontal non-state actors within the locality. This would weaken their position in local governance arrangements and exacerbate the depoliticised nature of decision-making.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Policy Studies
Creators: Eckersley, P.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2017
Volume: 38
Number: 1
ISSN: 0144-2872
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 26 Apr 2018 08:11
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 08:11
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33337

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