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Comparing Westminster

Comparing Westminster

R. A. W. Rhodes, John Wanna, and Patrick Weller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199563494
eISBN:
9780191722721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563494.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

This book explores how the governmental elites in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa understand their Westminster system. It examines in detail four interrelated features of ... More

Complexity, Fragmentation, and UncertaintyGovernment Capacity in an Evolving State

Complexity, Fragmentation, and Uncertainty: Government Capacity in an Evolving State

Felicity Matthews

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199585991
eISBN:
9780191756061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585991.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

In posing challenging questions about the relationship between state and society, theories of governance have promoted fierce debate regarding the capacity of government in an increasingly crowded ... More

Democratic DriftMajoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Matthew Flinders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Although there is no doubt that the constitution has been significantly reformed since the election of New Labour in May 1997 the degree to which these reforms have altered the nature of democracy in ... More

A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government

A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?: Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government

Christopher Hood and Ruth Dixon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199687022
eISBN:
9780191766930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687022.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

UK central government is said to have been one of the most prolific reformers of its public administration over the past few decades, a poster-child of ‘New Public Management’. Successive reforms ... More

The Independence of ScotlandSelf-government and the Shifting Politics of Union

The Independence of Scotland: Self-government and the Shifting Politics of Union

Michael Keating

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199545957
eISBN:
9780191719967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545957.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

After three hundred years, the Anglo-Scottish Union is in serious difficulty. This is not because of a profound cultural divide between England and Scotland but because recent decades have seen the ... More

Policy Without PoliticiansBureaucratic Influence in Comparative Perspective

Policy Without Politicians: Bureaucratic Influence in Comparative Perspective

Edward C. Page

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199645138
eISBN:
9780191745157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645138.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

Have bureaucrats taken over the decision-making role of politicians? This book offers a direct assessment of the role of bureaucrats in policy-making by analysing how they shape policy in making ... More

What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Iain McLean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

In this provocative new study, Iain McLean argues that the traditional story of the British constitution does not make sense. It purports to be both positive and normative: that is, to describe both ... More

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