The effect of socioeconomic and political factors on English local government performance, as measured by the Audit Commission

Pestell, Thomas D. (2006) The effect of socioeconomic and political factors on English local government performance, as measured by the Audit Commission. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The concept underlying the project is to investigate the different layers that politics has created over the geographical landscape. How are the layers of government, designed to be equal in the level of service they provide, affected by their geographical context? Different socioeconomic and political landscapes mean councils are at variance with each other. Are the diverse background factors reflected in council performance? This dissertation aims to answer some of these questions. Using statistical regression analysis and a series of maps, patterns between a number of factors were explored. A small relation with council performance, population size and the political majority of the council was found.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/216

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