Board Composition: Managers and ‘Magistrates’
Emphasis is given to the new board model that excludes authority and democratic accountability. This chapter will examine the effects of increasing the non-elected bodies in the public sector on local democratic control. One of the features of New Public Management involves the increasing power of both executive and non-executive directors. Hence this chapter will also discuss how the growth of managerialism in the public sector board model has influenced the creation of the new NHS boards. The summary of this chapter mainly makes use of the structure and composition of health authorities and boards to further illustrate the impact of a different management and board composition on the organization's processes; changing the structure and composition of the board alone does not ensure improved effectivity.
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