Following the victory of the Scottish Nationalist Party in the 2008 elections, the Scottish Government had some complex societal issues to tackle, such as youth offending. The case describes the issue, the approach taken to address it, and how an integrated "whole of government" solution was imposed and implemented at the local level.
To illustrate how a "whole of government" approach at the local level can reduce youth delinquency, and analyze how the integrative approach can be made to work.
- government reform
- social services
- youth delinquency
- "whole of government" approach
- collaboration across government branches
- local administrative reform
- organizational change
- European Competitiveness
- Government and Policy