Public Affairs Administration

Download British Government: A Reader in Policy-making by Simon James PDF

Posted On April 11, 2017 at 2:32 pm by / Comments Off on Download British Government: A Reader in Policy-making by Simon James PDF

By Simon James

This reader offers over seventy case reports of coverage making in Whitehall and Westminster, combining newspaper assurance, legit records, educational research and the memories of contributors. Simon James demonstrates many of the ways that coverage originates, how it is formed inside Whitehall, different modes of parliamentary keep an eye on, and the issues of implementation and coverage evaluation. He illustrates civil servants' half in constructing coverage, ministers' kinfolk with their departments and their colleagues, and the position of the best minister and cupboard. Case stories support to ascertain cupboard committees, the impression of strain teams and choose committees in addition to the results of self reliant inquiries, the impression of the ecu group and the restraining energy of parliament and the courts. The case reports diversity from nationwide controversies akin to the pits closure problem and the "Satanic Verses" affair, via to the hidden facet of coverage making together with bargains struck with strain teams in Whitehall convention and wrangling in Brussels over the tax on whisky. Designed as a textbook for A-level scholars and undergraduates, "Policy Making within the British executive" presents a wide variety of resource fabric and research that might be of price to scholars of British politics, coverage making and political associations.

Show description

Read Online or Download British Government: A Reader in Policy-making PDF

Best public affairs & administration books

Handbook of Organization Theory and Management: The Philosophical Approach, Second Edition

Few matters are extra stimulated through philosophy than the shape of governance that courses and administers public affairs, but a lot of the literature approximately public management is still silent approximately this connection. instruction manual of association thought and administration: The Philosophical method, moment variation identifies and discusses the various most crucial philosophies and activities that experience inspired modern public management.

Public Management and Performance: Research Directions

Public prone contact the vast majority of humans in complicated and constructing economies every day: youngsters require education, the aged desire own care and counsel, garbage wishes gathering, water has to be secure to drink and the streets desire policing. in brief, there's essentially no zone of our lives that won't touched in a roundabout way through public companies.

Government Beyond the Centre: Sub-National Politics in Britain

This e-book analyses the politics of the sizeable variety of firms that make up the general public quarter clear of Whitehall and Westminster. It offers with the heritage, policy-making, and inter-governmental relatives of neighborhood executive, the NHS, quangos and the outposts of imperative govt. an amazing introductory textual content for college students of politics and public management and for someone considering this a part of the executive laptop of england.

Extra info for British Government: A Reader in Policy-making

Sample text

That is not an apolitical position, is it? They are then political. 5 Should we politicise the civil service? The civil service hates the idea of politicising senior posts, and it is no surprise that Sir Douglas Wass took the opportunity in his lectures to deploy the arguments against it. It would lead to the sort of administrative chaos which so often marks a new administration in the United States. It has been my experience to work with the senior members of several American administrations and I have always been struck by the time it takes them to settle into the unfamiliar environment of Washington and to learn the craft of executive government.

When there is a difference between Departments, it should not be referred to the Cabinet until other means of resolving it have been exhausted, including personal correspondence or discussions between the Ministers concerned. If the Ministerial Committee system is to function effectively, appeals to the Cabinet must clearly be infrequent. Chairmen of Committees are required to exercise their discretion in advising the Prime Minister whether to allow them. The only automatic right of appeal is if Treasury Ministers are unwilling to accept expenditure as a charge on the reserve: otherwise the Prime Minister will entertain appeals to the Cabinet only after consultation with the Chairman of the Committee concerned.

Joel Barnett, Inside the Treasury, London: André Deutsch, 1982) Here the dynamics of the committee were largely departmental, with the Treasury against the spending, and Industry and Trade both in favour; but the constituency and factional angles added a certain spice. The Prime Minister wisely appointed a neutral chairman. The compromise outcome was no particular surprise, when you consider that the project had been under way for so long, and was effectively a trade-off between political tolerability (Concorde was a prestige project and jobs were at stake) and the need to minimise the financial cost.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.97 of 5 – based on 28 votes