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dc.contributor.authorWarner, Sam
dc.contributor.authorRichards, David
dc.contributor.authorCoyle, Diane
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Martin J
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-30T23:30:37Z
dc.date.available2021-03-30T23:30:37Z
dc.date.issued2021-04
dc.identifier.issn0032-3179
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/319370
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the question of devolution in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on English local government. Criticism of the government's handling of the crisis is widespread and tends to focus on the highly centralised nature of the British state. Here, we attribute the challenges faced by regional and local government in responding to the pandemic primarily to the asymmetric nature of power relations that characterise financial planning and control mechanisms, devised and overseen by the Treasury. We argue that the ongoing crisis underlines the need for a democratic form of devolution-including further fiscal powers for regional and local government-to support the economic recovery. In a context of increasing fiscal uncertainty, the Treasury should seek to unlock the existing powers of local leaders by reforming centralised budgetary constraints and taking accountability and monitoring mechanisms closer to citizens.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherWiley
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleEnglish Devolution and the Covid-19 Pandemic: Governing Dilemmas in the Shadow of the Treasury.
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage330
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationDate2021
prism.publicationNamePolit Q
prism.startingPage321
prism.volume92
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.66493
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-03-25
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/1467-923X.12989
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-04-08
dc.contributor.orcidCoyle, Diane [0000-0001-7243-1641]
dc.identifier.eissn1467-923X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idNuffield Foundation (via University Of Manchester) (R123889)
cam.issuedOnline2021-04-08
cam.orpheus.counter6
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2024-03-30


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