Book News: September 27th, 2000

By R A W RhodesThe author provides a personal interpretation of the key findings of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Whitehall Programme. It tells the distinctive story of ‘governance’ – of fragmentation, networks, unintended consequences and diplomacy – challenging the dominant, managerial account of change in British government since 1979. He presents a view of the world in which networks rival markets and bureaucracy as ways of allocating resources and co-ordinating policy and its implementation.

ISBN 085299 901 1. Published by the Public Management and Policy Association. 020 7543 560