Table of contents for Political institutions in the United Kingdom / David Judge.

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Contents
List of Boxes ix
List of Tables ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgements xiii
1 Making Sense of Institutions 1
Overview 1
Introduction 1
What is an institution? 2
What is an institution: `old' and `new' institutionalism 4
New institutionalism 5
Rules of the game 6
Rational choice institutionalism 7
Historical institutionalism 9
Normative institutionalism: March and Olsen 15
Empirical institutionalism 18
Conclusion 21
2 Institutions of Representation: The UK Parliament 23
Overview 23
Introduction 23
The Westminster model 24
The importance of history and ideas 26
The parliamentary state 27
Understandings and conventions 31
The House of Commons 32
Representative institution 32
Linkage and territory 32
Exclusion: `Principle of distinction' 34
Party representation 36
Party composition of House of Commons 38
Usual Channels 38
Deliberative institution 41
Type of debate 43
Legislative institution 44
Delegated legislation 50
Remedial orders 51
Legitimation 52
Scrutiny/control institution 52
Parliamentary questions 52
Select committees 55
House of Lords 64
History 65
Composition 67
Composition and powers 69
`Proper role and functions' 75
The monarchy 76
Conclusion 79
3 Institutions of Representation: Parties and Groups 82
Overview 82
Introduction 82
Models/types of party systems 83
Parties in the 21st century 84
The Conservative party 85
The fresh future and party reorganization 86
The Labour party 89
Party organization in the 21st century 92
The party and electoral systems 94
Other parties 95
Liberal democrats 95
Subnational party systems 97
Party organization in Scotland 98
Party organization in wales 102
Groups 103
Networks and governance 106
Policy communities 107
Insulation from public accountability 109
Issue networks and beyond 111
Conclusion 114
4 The Executive and Core Executive 117
Overview 117
Introduction 117
Departments and ministerial accountability 120
Departments 123
A department is what a department is! 124
Ministerial departments 125
Civil service culture 127
Managerialism 129
Delayering 132
Non-ministerial departments 133
Executive Agencies 135
Non departmental public bodies 138
Modernising government/wiring it up 142
Joining it up: Coordination old and new 143
Traditional coordination: The political executive and cabinet government 144
Dispensing with the debate about cabinet vs prime ministerial government 145
Coordination 148
The Combined Centre 151
The Cabinet Office 152
The Prime Minister's Office 153
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister 154
Delivery and Reform Team 154
The Strategy Unit (SU) 156
Prime Minister's Delivery Unit (PMDU) 157
Reform Strategy Group (RSG) 157
The Treasury 158
Conclusion 160
5 Territorial Institutions 163
Overview 163
Introduction 163
Pre-1999: Simple but not undifferentiated institutions 165
Central departments 166
Scottish office 166
Northern ireland office 168
Welsh office 169
Territorial representation in the UK parliament 170
England and Wales 170
Scotland 171
Northern Ireland 172
Local government pre-1999 174
The institutions of devolution post-1999 177
Institutional change and design 177
Institutional design 179
Interior Designers 181
New institutions 183
The scottish parliament 183
Scottish executive 187
Scottish local government 189
The national assembly for wales 191
From executive committee to welsh assembly government 192
Assembly composition 193
National assembly `executive' 195
The richard commission 195
Local government in wales 196
Northern ireland 198
The belfast agreement 198
Strand one: northern ireland assembly 199
Northern ireland executive 201
Civic forum 202
Strand two: north-south institutions 202
Strand three: east west institutions 204
England 205
English regions post-1997 207
Regional development agencies 209
Regional assemblies 209
Elected regional assemblies 210
London 212
England at westminster 214
Conclusion 217
6 Judicial and Regulatory Institutions 221
Overview 221
Introduction 222
Judicial and political institutions 223
Judicial review 226
Human Rights Act 1998 229
Asymmetry and judicial institutions 234
Supreme Court 236
Regulation 239
Regulation of the private sector 239
The move away from self-regulation 241
Financial Services Authority: 242
Food standards agency: 242
The committee on standards in public life 243
Regulation inside government 245
The National Audit Office 247
Auditors general: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 248
Audit Commission 249
The Audit Commission in Wales 251
The Accounts Commission in Scotland 251
Public Audit Forum 251
Ombudsmen 252
Sub-national Ombudsmen 253
Review of the public sector Ombudsmen 254
Inspection 256
Inquiries 257
Conclusion 258
7 Conclusion 262
Overview 262
Introduction 262
Extent of institutional change 263
Precipitants of institutional change 266
A globalising economy 266
Europeanization 267
Multi-level UK 269
Centralization: westminster model rampant 270
The third way 271
Party pragmatism 273
Coherence: Where's the blueprint? 273
Change and continuity 275
References 281
Index 307

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Great Britain -- Politics and government -- Textbooks.