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How Britain Works

From Ideology to Output Politics

  • Michael Temple
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Michael Temple, Jo Campling
    Pages 1-11
  3. Michael Temple, Jo Campling
    Pages 13-32
  4. Michael Temple, Jo Campling
    Pages 33-55
  5. Michael Temple, Jo Campling
    Pages 57-81
  6. Michael Temple, Jo Campling
    Pages 83-110
  7. Michael Temple, Jo Campling
    Pages 111-132
  8. Michael Temple, Jo Campling
    Pages 133-163
  9. Michael Temple, Jo Campling
    Pages 165-188
  10. Michael Temple, Jo Campling
    Pages 189-201
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 203-228

About this book

Introduction

Michael Temple argues that the new local governance system 'created' by Margaret Thatcher's reforms, when combined with New Labour's emphasis on delivering measurable improvements to outputs, has enabled Tony Blair to have unprecedented control over the public policy process. The author concludes that, far from a more pluralist political culture, the emphasis on achieving centrally determined outputs means that New Labour's governing style is more centralized and directive than the Conservatives under Margaret Thatcher; to what end is still uncertain.

Keywords

governance Government Policy reforms

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Temple
    • 1
  1. 1.Staffordshire UniversityStoke-on-TrentEngland

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