Quangos, Accountability and Reform: The Politics of Quasi-Government (Hardcover)

Quangos, Accountability and Reform: The Politics of Quasi-Government By Martin J. Smith (Editor), Matthew V. Flinders (Editor) Cover Image

Quangos, Accountability and Reform: The Politics of Quasi-Government (Hardcover)

By Martin J. Smith (Editor), Matthew V. Flinders (Editor)

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This collection challenges the debate which portrays quangos, now a permanent layer of governance in Britain, as inherently undemocratic. Through chapters by practitioners, politicians and academics, the book acknowledges both the pitfalls and potential offered by these bodies, thus illuminating a perspective on the debate which highlights their democratic possibilities. Examining the British reform debate in an international context, theoretical analysis is blended with illuminating case studies from Quango Chief Executives and concrete proposals for reform.
SIR PETER BALDWIN KCB Chairman of the Charities Aid Foundation ALAN BOOKER Formerly Deputy Director General of Water Services (OFWAT) DR JURGEN FIEDLER Sub-Director in the German Federal Ministry of Finance in Bonn ALISTAIR GRAHAM Chief Executive at the Leeds TEC DR CARSTEN GREVE Assistant Professor in Public Administration at the University of Copenhagen BRIAN LANDERS Formerly Finance Director of the Prison Service 1993-96; Chief Executive of Waterstones PROF. FRANS L. LEEUW Professor and Director of the Department of Humanities, Netherlands Open University ANTHONY MAYER Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation HUGH MCCONNEL Formerly PERC Quango Project Officer ANDREW PEET Councillor for Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council ANDREW PURSSELL Currently employed as Environmental Policy Officer PROF. GERRY STOKER Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde SANDRA VAN THIEL Research Fellow at the Inter-University Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) DR ENID WISTRICH Research Co-ordinator in the School of History and Politics at Middlesex University DR TONY WRIGHT Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase, author of Citizens and Subjects and Socialisms
Product Details ISBN: 9780312216443
ISBN-10: 0312216440
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 11th, 1999
Pages: 216
Language: English