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The blunders of our governments

Author: Anthony King; Ivor Crewe
Publisher: London : Oneworld Publications, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There are a handful of blunders that are remembered all too well by British citizens, from the poll tax to the Millennium Dome. With unrivaled political savvy and a keen sense of irony, distinguished political scientists Anthony King and Ivor Crewe open our eyes to the worst government horror stories and explain why the British political system is so prone to appalling mistakes. Readers will discover why the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony King; Ivor Crewe
ISBN: 9781780746180 1780746180
OCLC Number: 884745289
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2013.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction; Part I; Copyright Page; 1 Blunders, judgement calls and institutions; 2 An array of successes; Part II; 3 Blunders past and present; 4 A tax on heads; 5 Pensions mis-sold; 6 Support for children --
or taxpayers?; 7 Britain exits the ERM; 8 "Cool Britannia"; 9 The great training robbery; 10 Tax credits and debits; 11 Assets unrecovered; 12 Farmers fleeced; 13 IT --
technology and pathology; 14 Down the tubes; 15 ID cards swiped; Part III; 16 Cultural disconnect; 17 Group-think; 18 Prejudice and pragmatism; 19 Operational disconnect. 20 Panic, symbols and spinPart IV; 21 The centre cannot hold; 22 Musical chairs; 23 Ministers as activists; 24 Accountability, lack of; 25 A peripheral parliament; 26 Asymmetries of expertise; 27 A deficit of deliberation; Acknowledgements; Notes; Epilogue (June 2014).
Responsibility: Anthony King & Ivor Crewe.

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