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Options for Britain II : Cross Cutting Policy Issues - Changes and Challenges

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Options for Britain I I: Cross Cutting Policy Issues - Changes and Challenges offers an assessment of the last decade of British public policy that cuts across policy areas, such as measuring public sector performance, the role of the state, regulation, and Britain s relationship with the EU. Provides evidence to show what has and has not worked in the Options For Britain II project Sets out key choices both for Britain's electorate and the next incoming government, regardless of its political make up Questions how public policy has changed over the last ten years, addresses the most important current challenges, and provides options for an incoming government to address them Accompanies Options For A New Britain , the follow up to its influential predecessor Options for Britain
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 171 x 244 x 12mm | 368g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 144433395X
  • 9781444333954

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Just over a decade ago, a leading group of academics and policy experts were brought together to assess the key economic, social, and constitutional policy options for Britain. Their analysis quickly became accepted wisdom, and many of the policy proposals put forth in the highly influential volume Options for Britain have now been implemented.

Options for Britain II: Cross Cutting Policy Issues - Changes and Challenges offers an assessment of the decade since these policies were implemented by focusing on several issues that cut across policy areas. These include the measurement of public sector performance, the role of the state, regulation, and Britain's relationship with the European Union. A variety of leading academic and policy experts examine how such 'cross-cutters' have changed since 1997 and point to the current challenges Britain faces. This Special Issue of Political Quarterly serves as an accompaniment to the follow-up to Options for Britain - Options For A New Britain- which provides an independent overview of 15 of the most important individual policy areas. Collectively, these volumes provide an authoritative understanding of how public policy in Britain has changed over the last decade while offering bold ideas to meet the next decade's challenges.
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Table of contents

Notes on Contributors. Introduction (Adam Coutts and Varun Uberoi). 1. Options for Britain: Measuring and Managing Public ServicesPerformance (Christopher Hood). 2. The Future of the State (Matthew Flinders). 3. Social Justice and Inequality in the UK: Eradicating ChildPoverty? (Peter Kenway). 4. Social Mobility: Concepts, Measures and Policies (JoBlanden). 5. The Tax System under Labour (Paul Johnson). 6. Regulation, Equality and the Public Interest (ShamitSaggar). 7. Gender Analysis of Transfer Policies: Unpicking the Household(Fran Bennett). 8. Options and the Lack of Options: Healthcare Politics andPolicy (Scott L. Greer). 9. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy: Retrospect andProspect (Alan Hughes). 10. Information Exchange between Government and Citizens (HelenMargetts). 11. Options for Britain: Europe (Patrick Diamond and RogerLiddle). 12. Global Poverty and Inequality: A Brief Retrospective andProspective Analysis (Michael Woolcock). Index.
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About Varun Uberoi

Varun Uberoi is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in theDepartment of Politics and International Relations, OxfordUniversity. Adam Coutts is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in theDepartment of Politics and International Relations, OxfordUniversity. Iain McLean is a Fellow of the British Academy andProfessor of Politics in the Department of Politics &International Relations, Oxford University. David Halpern is Research Director at the Institute forGovernment and was Chief Analyst in the Prime Minister's StrategyUnit (2001-2007).
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