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Three conceptualisations of the UK's state are identified: the overloaded state of the 1960s/1970s; the hollowed-out state of the 1980s/early 1990s; the congested state of the late 1990s. In this latter period the creation of collaborative...
The present government's agenda for modernising local government presumes that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) will play an important role in achieving the objectives set out. Evidence so far suggests that local authorities have...
This article considers the theory and practice of accountability arrangements for quangos in the UK. Theoretical notions of accountability are discussed and the practice of parliamentary accountability evaluated in the context of the traditional...
The changes currently being introduced to the ways in which health care is delivered in England, under the general heading of the new NHS, have the potential to be more than just evolutionary and to transform the NHS from one which has been dominated by...
Studies into multi-agency approaches to tackling racial harassment have found that one of the weaknesses of the approach resides in the lack of effective involvement of black and minority ethnic organisations. This article examines the policy and...
This article explores the possibility, expressed in the literature, that Third Sector Organisations present a solution to what has been called the crisis of accountability. The paper addresses conceptual issues of holding collaborative government to...
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