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Regulation Inside Government

Christopher HoodProfessor of Public Administration and Public Policy, London School of Economics, Oliver JamesLecturer in Politics, University of Exeter, George JonesProfessor of Government, Colin (Lecturer in Law London School of Econ Scott

ISBN13: 9780198280996
ISBN: 0198280998
Published: March 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £142.50

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Regulation Inside Government analyses the army of inspectors, auditors, grievance-chasers, standard-setters and other bodies overseeing contemporary public organizations. Based on an unprecedented two-year inside study of British government by a team of leading scholars, this book provides an original analytical perspective on regulation within government. The book begins by examining the size of internal government regulation to reveal a structure comparable in size to;government regulation of business. The book then goes on to show how internal government regulation grew in size despite the fact that public bureaucracy elsewhere were being sharply cutback.;Given the limitations of orthodox constitutional checks on executive government, the courts and elected members of the legislature, regulation inside government deserves more attention than it has hitherto received. As one of the first comprehensive accounts of regulation inside government, this book begins to fill the gap.

PART1: INTRODUCING AND ANALYSING REGULATION INSIDE GOVERNMENT; 1. A Regulatory State inside the State?; 2. Running the Ruler over Regulation inside Government; 3. Regulation in Government: Tools, Characteristics, and Behaviour
PART 2: FIVE DOMAINS OF REGULATION INSIDE GOVERNMENT; 4. Regulating Village Life in Central Government; 5. Mirror Image or Double Whammy? Regulation and Local Government; 6. All Bark, No Bite? The Regulation of Prisons in England and Wales; 7. From Secret Garden to Reign of Terror? The Regulation of State Schools in England; 8. Eurocratic Regulation
PART 3: THE OVERALL PATTERN; 9. Regulation in Government and the New Public Management; 10. Regulating the Regulators: Policies for Reform; Appendices; References; Index