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Managing the United Kingdom
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Managing the United Kingdom
An Introduction to its Political Economy and Public Policy

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November 1993 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This textbook offers a distinctive introduction to the study of the British political economy and public policy, using three models of coordination central to the analysis of the public and private sectors: markets, hierarchies and networks.

These models are used to explore key areas of the British political economy. Cases examined include core industries of strategic importance to the economy and the major elements of the public sector.

This original and wide-ranging text will be an invaluable supplement to a wide range of courses on contemporary Britain.

Gillian Peele
Foreword
Grahame Thompson and Richard Maidment
Introduction
Jeremy Mitchell
Coordination by Hierarchy
Rosalind Levacic
Markets as Coordinative Devices
Grahame Thompson
Networks Coordination
Richard Maidment
The Communications Industries
Peter Hamilton
Running the Motor Industry
Alan Cawson
High Technology Industries
Chris Hamnett
Running Housing Policy and the British Housing System
Rosalind Levacic
Education
Christopher Pollitt
Hospitals
Allan Cochrane
Local Government
Keith Dowding
Civil Service
Tom Ling
Overview and Conclusion

`The conceptual chapters provide a very useful basis for thinking about particular processess... The chapters on housing, schools and hospitals are particularly interesting because they illustrate attempts to introduce market practices, ever more ingenious but only semi-successful. The comparisons with the USA and Sweden in hospital services are especially instructive.... This is a good book, with clear and balanced expositions of the ways things are going' - West European Politics

`Provides high quality public policy analysis' - Political Studies

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