Regulation Inside Government: Waste-Watchers, Quality Police, and Sleazebusters

Hardcover | April 1, 1999

byChristopher Hood, Oliver James, George Jones

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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 anoriginal 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 sizedespite 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, thisbook begins to fill the gap.

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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 anoriginal analytical perspective on regulatio...

CHRISTOPHER HOOD is a Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy at London School of Economics. OLIVER JAMES is a Lecturer in Politics at Exeter University. GEORGE JONES is Professor of Government at London School of Economics. COLIN SCOTT is Lecturer in Law at London School of Economics. TONY TRAVERS is Director ...
Format:HardcoverPublished:April 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198280998

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPART1: INTRODUCING AND ANALYSING REGULATION INSIDE GOVERNMENT1. A Regulatory State inside the State?2. Running the Ruler over Regulation inside Government3. Regulation in Government: Tools, Characteristics, and BehaviourPART 2: FIVE DOMAINS OF REGULATION INSIDE GOVERNMENT4. Regulating Village Life in Central Government5. Mirror Image or Double Whammy? Regulation and Local Government6. All Bark, No Bite? The Regulation of Prisons in England and Wales7. From Secret Garden to Reign of Terror? The Regulation of State Schools in England8. Eurocratic RegulationPART 3: THE OVERALL PATTERN9. Regulation in Government and the New Public Management10. Regulating the Regulators: Policies for ReformAppendicesReferencesIndex