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This paper aims at discussing the practice of decentralization in public adminis tration in Hong Kong. The operationalization of decentralization in the public sector will be analyzed in the light of the political context in Hong Kong. As Hong Kong is undergoing political transition from a...
John Major's introduction of the Citizen's Charter in July 1991 was intended to mark a watershed in the provision of public services in the United Kingdom. Its subsequent evolution has attracted international attention and, according to the Government, the Charter, although less than half-way...
The concept of a tier is central to the structure of local government. However there has been no clear definition of the concept, and the term has been applied in vague and inconsistent ways. Furthermore, no procedure exists for identifying the number of tiers in a local government system. In...
This article will propose a detailed definition of "policy disaster" whose use makes the UK's recent record seem considerably less "disastrous" than a recent article by Patrick Dunleavy has suggested. It will also show that policy disasters occur widely throughout Europe. The article will then...
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