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The years of borough government

Travers, Tony (2001) The years of borough government. The London Journal, 26 (1). pp. 69-80. ISSN 0305-8034

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Abstract

Abolition of the G.L.C. led to a complex web of governmental institutions for London consisting of specific offices within central government departments, various appointed boards, and the boroughs and City of London. The Departments of Environment and Transport both had regional offices governing London. The Government Office for London was perhaps the most important of reforms instituted after 1992. The post 1986 framework for government relied heavily on government appointed or controlled institutions. Fragmentation led to pressures for joint arrangements and inter-borough co-operation, emphasising the need to overcome the fractious behaviour that had characterised relations prior to 1986. Abolition transferred significant powers to the boroughs and these, together with new responsibilities, enhanced their authority. Different forms of partnerships emerged, including city-wide, multi-borough and private-public committees.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.history.ac.uk/cmh/londonjournal/
Additional Information: © 2001 Maney Publishing
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Research centres and groups > Greater London Group
Research centres and groups > LSE London Centre for Urban and Metropolitan Research
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2008 10:06
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/18476/

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