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This presents over 70 case studies of policy making in Whitehall and Westminster, combining newspaper coverage, official documents, academic analysis and the recollections of participants.
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Overview

This presents over 70 case studies of policy making in Whitehall and Westminster, combining newspaper coverage, official documents, academic analysis and the recollections of participants.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203201664
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/6/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 539 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The actors 17
1.a The civil service 17
1.b Ministers 24
1.c The Prime Minister 28
1.d The cabinet and its committees 30
1.e The European Union 36
1.f Pressure groups and policy communities 37
2 Initiating policy 43
2.a Policy initiated by the government 43
2.b Policy initiated from outside 60
3 Inside the 'black box' 90
3.a Ministers and civil servants 90
3.b Co-ordination and conflict between ministers 104
3.c The Prime Minister and policy conflict 115
4 External influences on policy 130
4.a The European Union 130
4.b The politics of influence 139
4.c Public campaigns 145
5 Implementation and policy review 152
5.a Implementing policy 152
6 Legislation, legitimisation and control: parliament and the courts 170
6.a Party control 170
6.b The House of Commons 176
6.c The House of Lords 195
6.d Control by the courts: judicial review 197
Conclusion 210
References 215
Index 217
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