Rural governance, devolution and policy delivery

Mark Goodwin

in New Labour's countryside

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349323
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302858 | DOI:
Rural governance, devolution and policy delivery

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This chapter examines the institutions and structures through which rural policy in Great Britain is devised and delivered at national, regional, and local levels. It suggests that the institutional map of rural policy forged through three successive New Labour governments is markedly different from that which they inherited from the Conservatives in 1997. The chapter discusses the impact of devolution and the Haskins reforms and argues that New Labour has completely transformed the institutional landscape of rural policy.

Keywords: rural policy; Great Britain; New Labour governments; Conservatives; devolution; institutional landscape

Chapter.  6575 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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