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Title Policy networks in British government / edited by David Marsh and R.A.W. Rhodes
Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  322.43 P7589 1992    AVAILABLE    30500100688889
Descript xv, 295 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-287) and indexes
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 editors attempt an overall assessment of the utility of the concept, focusing on such questions as why networks change, which interests dominate and benefit from networks, and the consequences of the present system for representative democracy. To describe policy networks is not to condone political oligopoly. Britain has witnessed the substitution of private government for public accountability. The analysis of policy networks draws attention to this erosion of representative democracy and exposes the private government of Britain to public gaze
Policy networks in British politics / R.A.W. Rhodes, D. Marsh -- The agricultural policy community / M. Smith -- The health service policy community /G. Wistow -- The civil nuclear network in Britain / M. Saward -- Sea defences / C. Cunningham -- Policy networks and issue networks / M.D. Read -- The case of food and health and the use of network analysis / M. Mills -- Youth employment policy 1970-1990 / D. Marsh -- Labour and international finance, 1964-1967 / R. Stones -- The European Technology Community / J. Peterson -- Policy communities and issue networks / D. Marsh, R.A.W. Rhodes
Link Online version: Policy networks in British government. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992 (OCoLC)606290860
Subject Great Britain. Parliament -- Committees
Lobbying -- Great Britain
Pressure groups -- Great Britain
Policy sciences
Policy networks -- Great Britain
Alt Author Marsh, David, 1946-
Rhodes, R. A. W
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