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- Open University Press
- Carmichael, P. / Mcmillan, J / Massey, A
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- 240 x 172 x 17 mm
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- 361 g
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Decentralizing The Civil Service
From Unitary State to Differentiated Polity in the United Kingdom
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The authors also explore two controversial propositions. First they ask whether Britain is moving from the unitory, strong executive of the 'Westminster model' to a 'differentiated polity' characterized by institutional fragmentation. Second, they consider whether an unintended consequence of recent changes is a 'hollowing out of the state'. Is the British executive losing functions downwards to devolved governments and special-purpose bodies and outwards to regional offices and agencies with a resulting loss of central capacity? Substantial empirical data (both quantitative and qualitative) has been amassed here in order to give answers to these questions.
Decentralizing the Civil Service assesses the UK's changing civil services in the wake of two decades of public sector management reforms and New Labour's constitutional reform programme, most notably devolution to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This assessment has significant implications for how we view governance in the UK.
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R. A. W. Rhodes is Professor of Politics (Research) at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.Dr Paul Carmichael is a Senior Lecturer in Public Administration at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.Dr Janice McMillan is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Northumbria University.Andrew Massey is Professor of Government at the University of Portsmouth.
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