Edited by Vernon Bogdanor
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Joined-Up Government by Vernon Bogdanor
Book Description'Joined- up government' is a key theme of modern government. The Labour government, first elected in 1997, decided that intractable problems such as social exclusion, drug addiction and crime could not be resolved by any single department of government. Instead, such problems had to be made the object of a concerted attack using all the arms of government - central and local government and public agencies, as well as the private and voluntary sectors. This book seeks to analyse 'joined-up government', to consider its history, and to evaluate its consequences for British institutions such as the Cabinet, the civil service and local authorities. Is joined-up government a new idea, or merely a new label for a very old idea? What lessons can be learnt from previous attempts at joined-up government? How does it affect our traditional constitutional conceptions relating to Cabinet government, a politically neutral and non-partisan civil service, and an independent system of local government? Will it lead to the concentration of power in 10 Downing Street or is it compatible with a political system based on checks and balances? Drawing together papers given at a conference held at the British Academy, Joined-Up Government provides a broad overview of one of the most significant aspects in modern government. Its contributors include not only distinguished academics, but also those who have themselves been engaged as practitioners in developing joined-up programmes. This book will be indispensable to all those who seek to understand how new developments in government are affecting our lives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780197263334
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Vernon Bogdanor
Coalition and the Constitution, Hardback (March 2011)
This book analyses the significance of coalition government for Britain and of the momentous constitutional reforms which the coalition is proposing.
From New Jerusalem to New Labour, Hardback (February 2010)
A stellar collection of contributors consider each British post-war Prime Minister and examine how they have dealt with Britain's changing role, domestic and overseas, since the end of WWII. Even at the start of the 21st century, Britain remains in a state of transition, between a world which is dead and one still struggling to be born.
New British Constitution, Paperback (June 2009)
This book is the first to describe and analyse Britain's new constitution, asking why it was that the old system came under challenge.
British Constitution in the Twentieth Century, Paperback (June 2004)» View all books by Vernon Bogdanor
Presents a survey of the British constitution in the twentieth century. This book is a product of interdisciplinary collaboration by a distinguished group of constitutional lawyers, historians, and political scientists, and draws where possible on primary sources.
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