Philip Whiteman is currently pursuing interests on the impact of central government and regulators upon the role, service delivery and performance of local government and other local bodies. He believes that studies in the central and local dynamic have withered within recent years in favour of literature and discourse on governance models at the expense of fully understanding the theoretical and empirical issues on the ability of central government to steer local governmental institutions.
He is currently looking at developing a case for researching how guidance is an important instrument for steering local government over and above legislative instruments.
Whiteman P., Turner D (2005) ‘Learning from the Experience of Recovery: The Turnaround of Poorly Performing Councils’, Local Government Studies, 31.4
Whiteman P., Turner D (2005) ‘Learning from the Experience of Recovery: The Turnaround of Poorly Performing Councils’ in Martin S (ed) Public Service Improvement
Hughes M., Turner D., Whiteman P (2004) ‘Intervention and Persuasion? Strategies for turnaround in poorly performing councils’, Public Money and Management 24.4, pp 227-34
Hughes M., Skelcher C., Jas P., Whiteman P., Turner D (2004) Learning for the Experience of Recovery. Paths to Recovery, 2nd Annual Report, London: ODPM
Whiteman P (2004) The Role of Political Mentors in Poorly Performing Local Authorities, London: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister