Political geography as public policy? 'Placeshaping' as a mode of local government reform

Grant, Bligh and Dollery, Brian (2011) Political geography as public policy? 'Placeshaping' as a mode of local government reform. Ethics, Policy and Environment, 14 (2). pp. 193-209. ISSN 2155-0085

Abstract

The release of the Final Report of the Lyons Inquiry into Local Government in England, entitled Place-shaping: A shared ambition for the future of local government (Lyons Inquiry into Local Government) was a significant milestone in the debate on local government reform. Place-shaping is a sophisticated piece of rhetoric and policy making and can be seen to have relevance far beyond its own jurisdiction. This paper traces its theoretical antecedents alongside developments in the debate on local government in England. Despite its broad appeal, we argue that problems familiar to local government such as rent-seeking and cost shifting will be heightened rather than resolved with any take-up of the place-shaping agenda.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Depositing User: ePrints Administrator
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting and Finance
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2011 00:15
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: local government reform; Lyons inquiry; England
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160603 Comparative Government and Politics
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160509 Public Administration
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940203 Political Systems
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/21550085.2011.578381
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19421

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