There are more and more pressing questions about the democratic deficit inherent in the current 'devolution process':
Futures Forum: Devolution and the West Country >>> Wessexit
Futures Forum: Devon County Council and devolution: "What we’ve asked the government is what extra do we get if we have a mayor. We haven’t had that answer yet. We haven’t got a clue what that’ll bring up."
Futures Forum: Devolution and the drawbacks of 'back room' deals
Futures Forum: Devolution: "The money being passed out to the (unaccountable) local enterprise partnerships far exceeds the supplementary investment grants going to the consortia of councils."
Futures Forum: Devolution and Local Enterprise Partnerships: a summary
This piece has been highlighted by the EDW blog - and comes from the Dept of Politics at the University of Oxford:
“Saving devolution from itself” | East Devon Watch
Saving devolution from itself: Building regional democracy in the North of England - OxPol
“Plans for a West of England devolution deal opened to South Gloucestershire residents for consultation” | East Devon Watch