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Policy Networks in British Government

David Marsh and R. A. W. Rhodes

Abstract

Policy is not made in the electoral arena or in the gladiatorial confrontations of Parliament, but in the netherworld of committees, civil servants, professions, and interest groups. This collection explores the private world of public policy. It provides a survey of the literature on the concept of policy networks and demonstrates its importance for understanding specific policy areas. The case studies cover policy-making in agriculture, civil nuclear power, youth employment, smoking, heart disease, sea defences, information technology, and exchange rate policy. Finally the book attempts an o ... More

Keywords: public policy, policy networks, policy case studies, agriculture, nuclear power, youth employment, smoking, heart disease, sea defences, information technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198278528
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Marsh, editor
University of Strathclyde

R. A. W. Rhodes, editor
University of York
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