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Between democracy and management: local government and the dilemma of spoils system. An analysis of the UK model.

Sancino, Alessandro (2011). Between democracy and management: local government and the dilemma of spoils system. An analysis of the UK model. Economia Aziendale Online, 2(3) pp. 303–310.

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Abstract

The article analyzes the status quo of the use of spoils system in local government and highlights a theoretical model for the application of spoils system, labelled “competitive spoils system”. This model - based on UK experience - mixed up democratic, meritocratic and managerial concerns and is characterized by extended responsibility for appointments, independent regulation, open competition and an appointment process clearly on the public agenda and on civic accountability.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 University of Pavia, Department of Business & Management Research
ISSN: 1120-0588
Keywords: spoils system; politics; administration; public management; local government
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 38996
Depositing User: Alessandro Sancino
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 11:42
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38996
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