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Policy Learning and British Governance in the 1960s


Part of the Transforming Government book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Hugh Pemberton
    Pages 1-15
  3. Hugh Pemberton
    Pages 16-45
  4. Hugh Pemberton
    Pages 46-79
  5. Hugh Pemberton
    Pages 80-110
  6. Hugh Pemberton
    Pages 111-141
  7. Hugh Pemberton
    Pages 142-171
  8. Hugh Pemberton
    Pages 172-192
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 193-264

About this book


Why did Britain's economic policy revolution in the 1960s achieve so little? Drawing on the latest political science theories of policy networks and policy learning, Hugh Pemberton outlines a new model of economic policy making and then uses it to interrogate recently-released government documents. In explaining both the radical shift in policy and its failure to achieve its full potential, this book has much to say about the problems of British governance throughout the whole of the postwar period.


economic policy governance government intervention Policy political science revolution

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

About the authors

HUGH PEMBERTON was awarded his PhD at the University of Bristol in 2001. He was ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow there until 2002 and is presently British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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