The Resource Substance not spin : an insider's view of success and failure in government, Nick Raynsford, (electronic resource)

Substance not spin : an insider's view of success and failure in government, Nick Raynsford, (electronic resource)

Label
Substance not spin : an insider's view of success and failure in government
Title
Substance not spin
Title remainder
an insider's view of success and failure in government
Statement of responsibility
Nick Raynsford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why does policy succeed or fail? In Substance not Spin, Nick Raynsford, a former member of the UK parliament, government minister, and campaigner pulls back the curtain on the front lines of policy making. Drawing on more than forty years of experience working at the very heart of both local and national government and the voluntary sector, Raynsford explores what works and what doesn't in making and implementing policy and legislation. He gives an insider's view on a range of events - some not previously made public - including the botched 1980s reform of housing benefit legislation, the vacuum left by the 1986 abolition of the Greater London Council, the ill-fated 2002 fire and rescue service strike and subsequent reform program, and fitful regeneration in the Thames Gateway in the 2000s. Bringing his investigation up to the current day, he even explores various devolution plans leading to the so-called Northern Powerhouse of the Coalition and now Conservative Government. Offering solutions to obstacles in policy making and implementation and challenging the prevailing public belief that politicians are unable to deliver, Substance not Spin provides a fascinating bridge across the political divide between policy and practice."
Assigning source
--publisher's website
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
320.60941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JN238
LC item number
.R39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Substance not spin : an insider's view of success and failure in government, Nick Raynsford, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-205) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem -- Homelessness -- The irresistible rise of housing benefit -- Why we don't build enough homes -- Does it fly? -- A mayor for London -- The slow road to devolution in England -- The transformation of Hackney -- 'This won't take much of your time' -- Wasted opportunities -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn953233432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781447331933
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1t6xcdg
  • 937608
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37280041
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953233432
  • jstor1447331931

Library Locations

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