Joined-Up Government and Cabinet Government

Christopher Foster

in Joined-Up Government

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263334
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734564 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Occasional Papers

Joined-Up Government and Cabinet Government

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This chapter discusses the diverging and converging points of the joined-up and the cabinet government. The chapter provides a background on the changes that have been ensued since the introduction of the joined-up government. In the first few sections of the chapter, the focus is on the importance of joined-up government, the failures that have graced joined-up government, the new institutions that have been created, and the improvements and innovations needed for the machinery of joined-up government. Particular focus is given on the five stages of policy development which are crucial in pinpointing the problems as well as the aspects needed for the joining-up horizontally. These five stages include: policy formation; public representation and a managerial explanation; good legislation; delivery; and major institutional or organizational innovation.

Keywords: joined-up government; cabinet government; policy development; policy formation; public representation; managerial explanation; legislation; organizational innovation

Chapter.  8808 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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