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Westminster, Governance and the Politics of Policy Inaction : 'Do Nothing'.

Author: Stephen Barber
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016.
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Barber, Stephen.
Westminster, Governance and the Politics of Policy Inaction : 'Do Nothing'.
London : Palgrave Macmillan UK, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Barber
ISBN: 9781137487063 1137487062
OCLC Number: 965168609
Description: 1 online resource (101 pages)
Contents: Preface; Notes; Contents; List of Table; Chapter 1: Introduction: A€Systemic Problem for€Westminster Government; 'What are we€going to€do?' The€Problem of€'Political Initiativitus' and€ 'Lilley's Option'; So What Is Inaction and€Why Study It?; Chapter 2: Why 'Do Nothing' and€'Who Does It'?; The Philosophical Nature of€Inaction; Economic Crisis, Pragmatism and€the€Shape of€Government; Professionalisation of€Politics and the 'No€Change'€Areas; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 3: Why Does 'Do Nothing' Politics Matter?; Accepting the€Welfare Consensus; The Radicalism of€Thatcher; Blair Does Nothing. Mr Wilson's CounterfactualBlair Does Nothing Again; Conclusion: No Order Policy 'Change'; Notes; Chapter 4: How is 'Do Nothing' Politics Held to€Account?; The Westminster Model and€Policy Inaction; Techniques of€the€Trade: Inquiries and€Evidence; Accountability, Parliament's Select Committees and€'Creating Public Interest'; The Westminster Model and€Spending; Conclusion; Notes; Conclusion; Postscript: Some Problems with€Our System Highlighted and€Some Thoughts on€Change; Bibliography; Index.

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