Quangos, Accountability and Reform The Politics of Quasi-Government

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ContributionsMatthew V. Flinders (Editor), Martin J. Smith (Editor)
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Number of Pages230
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Open LibraryOL10387358M
ISBN 100312216440
ISBN 109780312216443

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The book advances and clarifies this complex debate by examining the British reform debate in an international context, and blends theoretical analysis with illuminating case studies from Quango Chief.

This collection challenges the debate which portrays quangos, now a permanent layer of governance in Britain, as inherently undemocratic. Through chapters by practitioners, politicians and academics, the book acknowledges both the pitfalls and potential offered by these bodies, thus illuminating a perspective on the debate which highlights their democratic : $ Get this from a library.

Quangos, accountability and reform: the politics of quasi-government. [Martin V Flinders; Martin J Smith;] -- Quangos are now a permanent layer of governance in Britain. This collection challenges the stale debate which portrays quangos as inherently undemocratic. This book brings together practitioners.

[] Michael Cole, Quasi-Government: The Issue of Accountability, p. [] Anne Davies, ‘Patronage and quasi-government: Some proposals for reform’, in Anthony Accountability and Reform book (ed.), Quangos in Britain, p. [] See, for example, George Howarth, Quangos and Political Donations to the Tory Party (Knowsley: Knowsley North Labour Party, ).

quangos undermine democratic principles, accountability, and legitimacy. The means used to ensure the accountability and transparency of quangos have been deemed defective. Quangos, Accountability and Reform reports on the debate over quangos in a variety of nations. Flinders and Smith are neither advocates for nor critics of quangos.

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We need to continue with this pace of reform to fully embed a culture of transparency and accountability at the heart of public bodies. The process of reforming quangos still. The definition of quangos as ‘part of direct public administration but with some independence from ministerial control’ would in the German context cover a very wide range of bodies Quangos both the traditional public law structure of administration and the newly developed or rather particular type of public administration in the shape of.

Quango reform: full list. Below is a list of Govenment quangos and their status following reforms announced today. The rhetoric of quango reform has been matched by a reality of reform that has emphasized a need to improve public accountability and internal control.

The final. The Department for Communities and Local Government’s plan to increase accountability by reducing and reforming its quangos is on. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Martin J Smith books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Quangos, Accountability and Reform. Martin J. Smith. 11 Jan Hardback. US$ Add to basket. Altered States. Andrew P. Cortell. 01 Mar Paperback. Quango cuts full list: Quangos government today delivered its promised "bonfire of the quangos", abolishing government agencies, merging.

His books include Democratic Drift (), Walking without Order (), The Oxford Handbook of British Politics () and Defending Politics (, all Oxford University Press). Katharine Dommett is a Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield currently working on an ESRC-funded project entitled ‘Shrinking the State’.

accountability and maximising efficiency and effectiveness. In this article we revisit Flinders and Skelchers’ article ‘Shrinking the quango state: five challenges in reforming quangos’ to assess progress to date and consider future challenges.

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Quangos, Accountability and Reform. Matthew V. Flinders. 11 Jan Hardback. US$ Add to basket. How to Make Quangos Democratic.

Matthew V. A quango or QUANGO (less often QuANGO or QANGO) is a quasi-autonomous non-governmental is typically an organisation to which a government has devolved power, but which is still partly controlled and/or financed by government bodies.

As its name suggests, a quango is a hybrid form of organization, with elements of both non-government organizations (NGOs) and public sector bodies. List of axed quangos is published Jump to media player The government has announced a huge cull of quangos in a move it says will improve accountability and cut costs.

Jump to media player The. Conservative MP Douglas Carswell, who campaigns for reform of quangos, told the BBC: "The reason more and more quangos have been created over. A concise and up to date introduction to criminology for those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing, police studies and related subjects.

It provides an introduction to criminological perspectives on the development of the police service over the last years alongside an overview of contemporary themes. Key topics include the changing role of policing, police governance. Quangos have become an established feature of government while also being subject to widespread condemnation by the political class.

Katherine Tonkiss and Katharine Dommett review their present status and the prospects for reform, arguing that there is a broader challenge in terms of how public bodies reform is reconciled with wider civil service reforms.

the relationship between the reform of quangos and the three key concepts; quango reform and devolution, quango reform and a democratic deficit and quango reform and centralisation. The paper then examines explanations for the outcome of the review of quangos using a typology developed by Perri 6 and Peck () which analysed public sector.

organizations into quangos. Despite the large number of quangos, there has only been a limited political and public debate on what is considered a quango. Denmark is sometimes proud of being a very pragmatic country with a consensus cul-ture and a “negotiated parliamentarism,” as well as a “negotiated econ-omy” (Nielsen and Pedersen ).

Power and Accountability in Comparative Perspective (Oxford University Press, ) Barker, Anthony, ‘Governmental Bodies and the Networks of Mutual Accountability’ in Anthony Barker (ed), Quangos in Britain.

Government and the Networks of Public Policy-Making (Palgrave Macmillan ) 3. The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) will hold the first evidence session of Accountability of quangos and public bodies inquiry on Tuesday 29 April at 10 am. The Committee will take evidence from two University of Birmingham academics whose research focuses on the reform of public bodies, and the Director of Research from the.

Waldegrave, W. () The Reality of Reform and Accountability in Today’s Public Service. London: CIPFA, Public Finance Foundation. London: CIPFA, Public Finance Foundation.

Google Scholar. Ministers scrap nearly quangos to improve accountability and cut costs - but Labour say the cull could end up costing more than it saves. Government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) and quasi-autonomous non-governmental organizations (quangos) comprise a powerful organizational sector that has been criticized for its lack of accountability to governments and their citizens.

These organizations are established. 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 notion of ministerial responsibility.

Opinion; From Ofqual to Public Health England, ministers use crony-filled quangos to shrug off accountability Far better to free more quangos from the shackles of. books covering local government.

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Matthew V. Flinders (born ) is a British academic and political July until April he was Chair of the Executive Committee of Trustees of the Political Studies Association.

Flinders did his undergraduate degree at Loughborough University before completing his PhD in public policy and governance at the University of Sheffield. Democratic Audit pioneered research into quangos and their accountability in the UK.

The landmark study was the Audit's EGO TRIP: Extra-governmental organisations in the UK and their accountability in (Democratic Audit Paper No.

The Audit developed a check-list for accountability and openness on quangos & other public bodies for the EGO TRIP report. "Setting up quangos has just become the accepted way of doing things. They are doing something the civil service could be doing but politicians are loath to do that," he said.

He said there are three issues with quangos - cost, accountability and the fact that they tend to cut out the private and third, voluntary, sectors from providing public. "At its heart is a massive shift in power from bureaucracy to democracy, unaccountability to accountability, elites to people from quangos to you." Reform director Andrew Haldenby said: "Quangos.

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In the UK such bodies are popularly known as “quangos”. Quangos got a bad name in the s as a result of abuse of patronage by the then government and the absence of systematic mechanisms to secure their accountability.

But quangos are often essential or valuable bodies. There is a great variety of quangos in the UK. The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform said as part of the merging and abolition of quangos 46 of the 48 measures to cut waste and duplication of .Where accountability was weak, patterns of corruption, collusion, and patronage worked to undermine the intended aims of market reform.

Manzetti uses both large N statistical analyses and small N case studies (of Argentina, Chile, and Russia) to provide empirical evidence for his argument.The agenda of neoliberal market reform known as the Washington Consensus, which was meant to turn around the economies of developing and postcommunist countries and provide the bedrock of economic success on which stable democracies could be built, has largely proved to be a failure, with Russia and many Latin American countries like Argentina left in severe economic crisis by the end of the.

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