The use of quangos

Derek Birrell

in Direct Rule and the Governance of Northern Ireland

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780719077579
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701881 | DOI:
The use of quangos

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This chapter analyses changes in public bodies or quangos in Northern Ireland under direct rule. It discusses the key distinction between quangos sponsored by Northern Ireland departments and those sponsored by the Northern Ireland Office and other United Kingdom departments. This chapter contends that during direct rule there was a stronger case for the use of quangos in the absence of devolved government and with limited local government as they provided a mechanism for local participation and localised delivery.

Keywords: public bodies; quangos; Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland Office; United Kingdom departments; devolved government; local government; local participation

Chapter.  6908 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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