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Delegated Governance and the British StateWalking without Order$
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Matthew Flinders

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199271603

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271603.001.0001

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(p.207) 7 Patronage
Delegated Governance and the British State

Matthew Flinders (Contributor Webpage)

Matthew Denton

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the issue of public appointments and patronage. Contrary to media suggestions and the public's perception, research suggests that the sphere of delegated governance is no longer a patronage resource for ministers, or that it is replete with financially lucrative and under-demanding positions. In fact, research reveals a gradual but very clear ‘shrinking reach’ in terms of the breadth and nature of ministerial appointment capacity.

Keywords:   proportionality, corruption, sleaze, spoils system, ministerial reach, independent appointment commissions

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