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Joined-Up Government$
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Vernon Bogdanor

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263334

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263334.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.viii) (p.1) 1. Introduction
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Joined-Up Government
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Vernon Bogdanor

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263334.003.0001

‘Joined-up government’ has been a topic of important discussion in the early twenty-first century as much as it was in the end of the twentieth century. Reinventing government was a move towards the ‘new public management’ which revolved on the importance to stimulate a business situation in the government and to apply the disciplines of the market to the public sector. The joined-up government on the other hand advocated a more holistic approach. It not only sought to apply the logic of economics but also the insights of other social sciences such as sociology and cultural theory to reform and change public service. This book focuses on the joined-up government strategy of the UK government. This strategy sought not only to bring together the government departments and agencies but also a number of various private and voluntary bodies for a common goal. The chapters in this book discusses the various barriers to the joined-up government such as contrasting perspectives of the central and local government, the conflicting departmental interests, and the diverging interests of the professionals.

Keywords:   joined-up government, reinventing government, new public management, government, public service, government departments, government agencies, conflicting perspectives, central government

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