The United Kingdom and the pandemic: problems of central control and coordination

@article{Diamond2021TheUK,
  title={The United Kingdom and the pandemic: problems of central control and coordination},
  author={Patrick Diamond and Martin Laffin},
  journal={Local Government Studies},
  year={2021},
  volume={48},
  pages={211 - 231}
}
ABSTRACT The UK policy response to Covid-19 illustrates the problems arising where (1) a central government faces few countervailing political pressures as in Westminster systems; (2) the design of intergovernmental relations (IGR) mechanisms of coordination and conflict resolution fails to cope with the realities of a severely, asymmetric devolution settlement; and (3) local government faces serious collective action problems in influencing and mobilising resistance to a dominant central… 
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