Abstracts: May 23rd, 2001

By Richard ParryThe Scottish Executive, building on the legacy of the Scottish Office, has sought to sustain powerful central units and resists monolithic departments serving its ministers. This has lessons for Whitehall’s attempts at joined up government. But in Scotland the political focus of the Executive has not yet matched its organizational potential.

Public Money and Management Vol. 21 No. 2 pages 39-44. www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk