Interpreting British Governance

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Routledge, 2003 M09 2 - 240 pages
How is Britain governed? Have we entered a new era of governance? Can traditional approaches to governance help us to interpret 21st century Britain?

This book develops the argument that we can understand political practices only by grasping the beliefs on which people act. It offers a governance narrative as a challenge to the Westminster model of British government and searches for a more accurate and open way of speaking about British government.
 

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Contents

An interpretive agenda
17
Governance in Britain
45
Tablcs
51
Decentring governance
62
Comparing Britain and Denmark
81
Narratives of Thatcherism
107
New Labours civil service
124
The roots of governance
145
The meaning of governance
170
on governance again
195
Bibliography 22
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