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The blended separation of powers and the organisation of party groups: the case of English local government

@inproceedings{Ewbank2011TheBS,
  title={The blended separation of powers and the organisation of party groups: the case of English local government},
  author={Mark Ewbank},
  year={2011}
}
  • M. Ewbank
  • Published 1 July 2011
  • Political Science
In the Local Government Act 2000, central government mandated a change in political arrangements within English local authorities. Through introducing a blended separation of powers to the majority of local authorities, with a leader, cabinet and overview and scrutiny committees, the legislation moved the constitutional structure from a form of assembly government to a Westminster-style split between decision-makers and those who scrutinise those choices. One of the goals was to remove the… 

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