British Government

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Overview

This reader presents over seventy case studies of policy making in Whitehall and Westminster, combining newspaper coverage, official documents, academic analysis and the recollections of participants. Simon James demonstrates the various ways in which policy originates, the way it is shaped within Whitehall, the different modes of parliamentary control, and the problems of implementation and policy review. He illustrates civil servants' part in developing policy, ministers' relations with their departments and their colleagues, and the role of the prime minister and cabinet. Case studies help to examine cabinet committees, the influence of pressure groups and select committees as well as the consequences of independent inquiries, the impact of the European Community and the restraining power of parliament and the courts. The case studies range from national controversies such as the pits closure crisis and the "Satanic Verses" affair, through to the hidden side of policy making including deals struck with pressure groups in Whitehall conference and wrangling in Brussels over the tax on whisky. Designed as a textbook for A-level students and undergraduates, "Policy Making in the British Government" provides a broad range of source material and analysis that will be of value to students of British politics, policy making and political institutions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415113038
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/13/1997
  • Pages: 240
  • Lexile: 1330L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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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