Politics and Governance in the UK

Second edition

by Michael Moran

Extra Resources - Chapter 07

Moran (2007) is a study of the 'regulatory state' in Britain. The study of regulation has grown enormously in a short space of time: for reviews see Moran (2002). Pyper (1995) remains an excellent study of the civil service. Hood et al (1999) study the reorganisation of inspectorates and regulators. Greer (1994) is a study of the whole 'Next Steps' process; Jenkins, Caines and Jackson (1988) is the original document, and well worth reading. Rhodes (1997) studies the impact of the new governance theories on the structure of government, while the studies collected in the two volumes of Rhodes (2000) are a mine of information. Prosser (1997) is the outstanding study of privatisation regulation. Prime Minister (1999) is a very good statement of the 'Blairite' reform orthodoxy. Skelcher (1998) though now a little dated is an exceptionally important study of quasi-government and British democracy. Flinders (2001) is a study of the whole problem of accountability in this new world, while Flinders (2008) is authoritative.

A very good journal covering this area, and more, is Public Administration.

There are numerous web sites for individual regulatory agencies but it is hard to find a single site for their academic study: probably the best is that of the Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia (http://www.uea.ac.uk/ccp).