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Devolution is viewed as a way to deal with the perceived ‘democratic deficit’ in Wales. It can be argued that political accountability has already been enhanced by the creation of a new directly-elected democratic institution. However, equally...
In February 2000 Alun Michael, the First Secretary of the eight month old National Assembly for Wales resigned when faced with the likely success of a vote of no confidence against him. In the light of the controversial leadership election twelve...
This paper analyses the voucher concept. It considers different types of vouchers in the public and private sectors, distinguishes between explicit and implicit vouchers, and develops both a general model and a local government model of vouchers. It...
The economic decline of the North-East of England relative to the rest of the country has been a cause for concern at least since the early 1960s. However, efforts to reverse it have varied from preparing major plans to encouraging free markets to...
One of the features of the New Public Management is the increased use of Annual Reports as a mechanism of accountability. The aim of the paper is to assess whether the annual reports of the Chief Constable and the Police Authority provide...
While the cost of fraud is difficult to determine, it is significantly greater than other crimes. Nevertheless fraud has not been a policing priority either for governments or for individual police forces. The provision of policing resources has...
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