Abstracts: June 17th, 2002

By Robert JonesAs the system of Best Value develops and matures, this article argues that there is a need within the literature for more research into the micro-management processes of public participation within local government. The article presents the findings of a study into the management of ‘friends’ groups as a form of public participation in a Best Value pilot council for parks and grounds maintenance situated in northern England. The conclusion is that this form of innovative community involvement is unlikely to be successful without substantial two-way commitment on the part of both the local council and the community.

Public Money and Management Volume 22. 2002

To purchase this articleYou may use the Ingenta Pay Per View Service to view the complete article electronically. Go to www.ingenta.com , select ‘Browse Publications’, locate the article you want and follow the on-screen instructions. You will be prompted to enter your credit card details.