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Governance and Public Policy in the United Kingdom By David Richards

Governance and Public Policy in the United Kingdom
by David Richards

This textbook analyses the changing nature of public policy over 30 years, looking at the impact of governance and offering a theoretically and critically informed account of the changing nature of the state. It also draws on interviews conducted with Conservative and Labour ministers, civil servants and pressure group representatives.
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Governance and Public Policy in the United Kingdom by David Richards

Forty years ago, central government was seen as the key actor in the making of public policy. Today, it is often portrayed as a parochial council, impotent in the face of uncontrollable global forces. This textbook examines the changes that have taken place in the way central government controls policy making. Taking the shift from government to governance as its theme, the book explores a series of key issues: the New Right reforms of the state; the impact of Europeanization, internationalization and globalization; and most recently, the process of devolution under the Blair Labour government. The book includes a series of policy making case studies throughout, drawing on the authors' own wide-ranging interviews with ministers, civil servants and interest groups, providing the reader with solid empirical material with which to illuminate the chapters.

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction: Public Policy in a Changing World ; 2. Interpreting Governance ; 3. Interpreting the Modern State ; 4. From Modernity to Crisis ; 5. Internal challenges to the Modern State : The New Right ; 6. External challenges to the Modern State I: Globalization ; 7. External challenges to the Modern State II: Europeanization ; 8. Governance and Civil Society ; 9. Changing Relations between Ministers and Civil Servants ; 10. Governance and New Labour ; 11. Conclusion: Governance, Power and Public Policy

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GOR001246981
Governance and Public Policy in the United Kingdom by David Richards
David Richards
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2002-05-01
336
0199243921
9780199243921
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