Public Policy in Britain

  • Stephen P. Savage
  • Rob Atkinson
  • Lynton Robins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Content of Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rob Atkinson, Stephen P. Savage
      Pages 3-14
    3. Stephen Cope, Rob Atkinson
      Pages 15-30
    4. Rob Atkinson, Stephen Cope
      Pages 31-52
    5. Fergus Carr, Stephen Cope
      Pages 53-74
  3. Substantive Policy Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Mike Dunn, Sandy Smith
      Pages 77-95
    3. David Farnham, Carol Lupton
      Pages 96-115
    4. John Bradbeer
      Pages 116-136
    5. Mike Nash, Stephen P. Savage
      Pages 137-161
    6. Ian Kendall, Graham Moon
      Pages 162-181
    7. Rob Atkinson, Paul Durden
      Pages 182-202
    8. Malcolm McVicar, Lynton Robins
      Pages 203-220
    9. Stephen P. Savage, Rob Atkinson, Lynton Robins
      Pages 301-311
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 312-336

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of developments in public policy since 1979. Part 1 analyses changes in the structures and style of government under Thatcher and Major and the impact of the European Community on policy. Part 2 provides detailed assessments of major individual policy areas. A final concluding chapter assesses the impact of the Thatcher decade on policy and its legacy for the 1990s.


economic policy employment environmental policy governance Government health policy Personal Policy service

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen P. Savage
    • 1
  • Rob Atkinson
    • 2
  • Lynton Robins
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Police and Criminological StudiesUniversity of PortsmouthUK
  2. 2.School of Social and HistoricalUniversity of PortsmouthUK
  3. 3.De Montford UniversityUK

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