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Politicians often claim commitment to decentralising the state, but once in government they are unwilling to relinquish their own power

Smith, Martin, Richards, Dave and Diamond, Patrick (2013) Politicians often claim commitment to decentralising the state, but once in government they are unwilling to relinquish their own power. British Politics and Policy at LSE (28 May 2013). Website.

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Abstract

The nature of the British political system is such that Westminster is a bastion of concentrated power. Martin Smith, Dave Richards and Patrick Diamond argue that whilst politicians may actually call for more localism, they are loath to give up their own power. Any government’s commitment to localism and devolution is undermined where there is no willingness to entertain a new vision of British politics involving a proper re-evaluation of the relationship between the centre and the locality.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 08:52
Last Modified: 08 May 2020 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75543

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