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Multi-level Governance and British Politics

IAN BACHE and MATTHEW FLINDERS

in Multi-level Governance

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780199259250
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191600968 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199259259.003.0006
 Multi-level Governance and British Politics

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Ian Bache and Matthew Flinders assess the value of multi‐level governance in relation to British politics. A number of authors in this field have developed governance approaches, often in explicit counterpoint to the dominant framework for understanding British politics, the Westminster Model (WM). The governance literature points to challenges to state power in the context of the upwards, downwards, and sideways flows of competences discussed above. However, they argue that the related processes of devolution and decentralization have given added resonance to the ‘multi‐level’ dimension of governance within the territorial boundaries of the British State.

Keywords: accountability; Britain; decentralization; devolution; differentiated polity; governance; multi‐level governance; quango; Westminster

Chapter.  5954 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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