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Description - Governing Britain by Patrick Diamond

Number Ten Downing Street and the Cabinet Office are at the apex of power in British government, but relatively little is known about the day to day functioning of these great institutions of state. Drawing on an unprecedented level of access and wide-ranging interviews with former ministers, senior civil servants and political advisers, Patrick Diamond examines the administrative and political machinery serving the Prime Minister. By exploring the ideological beliefs underpinning the policy-making process and in illuminating the importance of the British Political Tradition in shaping the institutions and practice of statecraft, this book reveals the contemporary realities of government and democracy in practice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781780765815
ISBN-10: 1780765819
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: I.B. Tauris
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patrick Diamond

Patrick Diamond is Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London and Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. He was formerly Head of Policy Planning in 10 Downing Street and Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister. He is the co-author of Beyond New Labour; Social Justice in the Global Age; After the Third Way; and Global Europe, Social Europe.

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