Local Government, Business, and Partnership

Ian Leigh

in Law, Politics, and Local Democracy

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780198256984
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681714 | DOI:
Local Government, Business, and Partnership

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This chapter addresses the development of the concept of ‘enabling authority’. It examines the narrow version of enabling, involving the introduction of competitive tendering before looking at the more recent broader aspects, such as partnership with voluntary and private bodies and local quangos. The discussion shows how ideas of how a local authority should relate to the community have changed radically in two decades. The notion of ‘enabling’, with an emphasis on the means by which services were provided, has given way to the idea of community leadership.

Keywords: enabling; community leadership; best value; voluntary sector; partnerships; trusts; community planning; enabling authority

Chapter.  15644 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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