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Amanda Fitzgerald, Ruth Lupton and Anne Marie Brady
In the context of what was described as the worst financial settlement in living memory for local government, we set out in this study to establish how residents living in some of the most deprived neighbourhoods of Lond...Read more...
16 October 2014
Amanda Fitzgerald and Ruth Lupton
Key Points: London local government has taken a 33 per cent real terms cut in service funding from central government between 2009/10 and 2013/14. Councils have been making strenuous efforts to make large savings without...Read more...
15 May 2014
Amanda Fitzgerald, Ruth Lupton, Ronan Smyth and Polly Vizard
18 December 2013
Ruth Lupton, Amanda Fitzgerald and Alex Fenton
This research note describes the methodology adopted in SPCC to track the relationship between central government spending and deprivation at the local authority level, thus addressing the question, over time and under d...Read more...
1 May 2013
Catherine Durose, Jonathan France, Liz Richardson and Ruth Lupton
Under the New Labour government, the neighbourhood emerged prominently as a site for policy interventions and as a space for civic activity, resulting in the widespread establishment of neighbourhood-level structures for...Read more...
1 October 2011
The most important theoretical argument concerning decentralization is that it can improve governance by making government more accountable and responsive to the governed. Improving governance is also central to the moti...Read more...
1 June 2011
Jean-Paul Faguet and Fabio Sanchez
The effects of decentralization on public sector outputs is much debated but little agreed upon. This paper compares the remarkable case of Bolivia with the more complex case of Colombia to explore decentralization’s eff...Read more...
I examine decentralization through the lens of the local dynamics that it unleashes. The national effects of decentralization are simply the sum of its local-level effects. Hence to understand decentralization we must fi...Read more...
With strong conceptual arguments in its favor, decentralization is a popular and growing policy trend across the world. And yet dozens of empirical studies have failed to find convincing evidence that past reforms have w...Read more...