July 2008 | Davy Jones Consultancy
22 Jul 2008
Tackling the democratic deficit

Tackling the democratic deficit ? There is a major problem at the heart of the Government localist and empowerment agenda. Everything important now runs through a multi-agency (Local Strategic Partnership) prism, based on the area as a whole, not the arbitrary catchment areas of the agencies. Good – this is a step forward. But there is no equivalence in this multi-agency framework. The council is elected and accountable to local people. The other bodies, including the partnership (LSP) is not....

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