About this book
- Book Title Governance, Performance, and Capacity Stress
- Book Subtitle The Chronic Case of Prison Crowding
- Series Title The Executive Politics and Governance series
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137289162
- Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
- eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection Political Science and International Studies (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-28915-5
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-45007-7
- eBook ISBN 978-1-137-28916-2
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIII, 278
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Social Justice, Equality and Human Rights
Criminology and Criminal Justice, general
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"A fascinating and well informed analysis of how Government deals with prison overcrowding, one of their most wicked and insoluble problems. A problem that combines real operational risk, substantial cost with complex politics as a result of unresolved conflicts between punishment and rehabilitation."
Phil Wheatley, Former Head of HM Prison Service and the National Offender Management Service
"Simon Bastow's book is an impressive and systematic effort to describe the development of the policies which have created the UK's prison system. This important part of our national life is insufficiently analyzed and gets too little policy and political attention. This book is an excellent effort to fill that gap and deserves to be widely read."
Charles Clarke, Former Labour Home Secretary
"Why do policy systems display grinding underperformance despite sustained reform efforts? Showing the limitations of traditional approaches, Bastow introduces a holistic approach that helps us understand what he calls 'chronic capacity stress'. Writing with ease, his analysis of the UK prison system demonstrates the analytical potential of this fresh approach"
Arjen Boin, School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands