Regulating ‘Village Life’ In Central Government

Christopher Hood, Colin Scott, Oliver James, George Jones and Tony Travers

in Regulation Inside Government

Published in print May 1999 | ISBN: 9780198280996
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599491 | DOI:
 Regulating ‘Village Life’ In Central Government

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Examines the practices of regulation over central government. It starts from the observation that control based on mutuality has traditionally been of central importance and assesses the extent to which recent initiatives have been introduced more by way of oversight, and control through competition and contrived randomness. The chapter concludes that though the Whitehall has not been so sharply affected by processes of re‐regulation as other sectors examined in the study, such as schools and prisons, nonetheless it has not been immune from such reforms.

Keywords: central government; competition; contrived randomness; mutuality; oversight; regulation; re‐regulation; Whitehall

Chapter.  8807 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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