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Managing Change in Local Governance

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Decentralisation has become an integral part of local government reform programmes in recent years. But how to put these changes into effect? This book explores the reasons for making these changes, and applies recent thinking in change management to the particular challenges facing all those who are seeking to make their local governance systems more responsive. Written by internationally renowned experts from the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham, UK, and advisers at the Commonwealth Secretariat, Managing Change in Local Governance looks at the key drivers for change in local government, and at the factors which those implementing change need to take into account to ensure success. For senior managers in local government, policy makers in ministries of local government, and students and researchers in public administration with an interest in local government issues.

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The Role of Communications and Public Relations in Managing Change in Local Governance

The purpose of this paper is to provide practical ideas about what a communications department can and should do for a local government. It is a synopsis of key practical learning from a training project entitled ‘Local Government Information and Communication’. This training package helps professionals and elected representatives in local governments to create their local communications function, or to reorganise it in conjunction with other changes, such as, for example, decentralisation.

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