Book News: June 6th, 2002

By Enid AllenThe need to deliver world-class public services in the UK has seen local government innovators develop and implement the genuinely bottom-up initiative of strategic service delivery partnerships. Consequently, an ever-increasing number of local authorities are managing the scale and pace of modernisation by working with the private sector. The models being employed to manage partnership relationships described in the report. It also sets out the role of leadership in delivering ownership across organisations. The case studies include county and district councils as well as London boroughs.

Managing Strategic Service Delivery Partnerships: from Governance to Delivery, published by the New Local Government Network, is available from York Publishing Services at 20 pounds plus 1.25 pounds post and packing. Tel: 01904 431213. Fax: 01904 430868. E-mail: