Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: The Nature and Challenge of Governing in the 1990s

  3. The Central Executive

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Kevin Theakston
      Pages 43-60
  4. Parliament and Parties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Philip Norton
      Pages 85-107
    3. Michael Rush
      Pages 108-130
    4. Stephen Ingle
      Pages 131-152
  5. Beyond Whitehall and Westminster

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Kenneth Newton
      Pages 155-176
    3. Trevor Salmon
      Pages 177-199
    4. Clive Gray
      Pages 254-276
    5. Robert Pyper, Lynton Robins
      Pages 277-288
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-293

About this book


Informative, accessible and thought-provoking, this tightly-edited collection of specially commissioned chapters provides an authoritative overview of the governing institutions of UK government and the issues and challenges they face in the last years of the century. The contributors focus on their changing roles and responsibilities and the need to respond to both internal and external pressures for change securing continuity and stability. An ideal primer for undergraduate and A level students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Pyper
    • 1
  • Lynton Robins
    • 2
  1. 1.Glasgow Caledonian UniversityUK
  2. 2.De Montfort UniversityUK

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