- Available in: Print and PDF
- Published: January 1, 2006
Edited by Geoff Mulgan and Fran Bury
Published 2006 (ISBN 1 905370 02 4) Price £9.95
This publication builds on a Smith Institute event at which Geoff Mulgan outlined an ambitious programme for the reorganisation of central, local and neighbourhood governance structures. His suggestion was for a slimmed-down, strategic, central government, a greater role for local government and a reinvigorated level of neighbourhood governance. In this publication the editors offer their arguments for a Double Devolution of powers – from central government to local, and from local government to very-local. Their discussion is accompanied by a series of short essays by key experts in the field, addressing the structural, professional and cultural changes that will be required to deliver a transformation of government in Britain.