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Towards a model of the intervention process

Lewis, Michael; Piercy, Niall; Phillips, Wendy; Palmer, John


Michael Lewis

Niall Piercy

John Palmer


© Policy Press 2015. This paper explores the challenging circumstances when one part of government decides that the performance of a subsidiary part is unacceptable and arranges some kind of remedial intervention. Following the detailed analysis of a series of four central local government interventions we develop a model of the intervention process that combines the type of problem addressed (service-specific and/or corporate) and approach to intervention available (challenging and/or supporting). In addition to extending current conceptual understanding of this under-researched phenomenon, the work generates a number of specific practical insights for future intervention policy.


Lewis, M., Piercy, N., Phillips, W., & Palmer, J. (2015). Towards a model of the intervention process. Policy and Politics, 43(2), 255-271.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Journal Policy and politics
Print ISSN 0305-5736
Electronic ISSN 1470-8442
Publisher Policy Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 2
Pages 255-271
Keywords intervention, central government, local government
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Additional Information Additional Information : Available online: 17 October 2013. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Policy and Politics. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Lewis, M., Piercy, N., Phillips, W. and Palmer, J. and Welsh Assembly Government (2015) Towards a model of the intervention process. Policy and Politics, 43 (2). pp. 255-271. ISSN 0305-5736 is available online at:
Corporate Creators : Welsh Assembly Government


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