Based on two years of unprecedented access to the inner workings of Whitehall, this book by a leading team of scholars examines the army of inspectors, auditors, grievance-chasers and other bodies devoted to oversight of public organisations while documenting their remarkable growth over the last two decades.
About the Author
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 of the London Group at London School of Economics.
Table of Contents
PART 1: 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