Between democracy and management: local government and the dilemma of spoils system. An analysis of the UK model

Alessandro Sancino

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Abstract

The article analyzes the status quo of the use of spoils system in local government and highlights a theoretical model for the application of spoils system, labelled “competitive spoils system”. This model - based on UK experience - mixed up democratic, meritocratic and managerial concerns and is characterized by extended responsibility for appointments, independent regulation, open competition and an appointment process clearly on the public agenda and on civic accountability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-310
Number of pages8
JournalECONOMIA AZIENDALE ONLINE
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • spoils system, politics, administration, public management, local government

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