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Governing by Numbers

Delegated Legislation and Everyday Policy-Making

By: Edward C Page
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Published: 16-03-2001
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Edition: 1st
Extent: 256
ISBN: 9781847310996
Imprint: Hart Publishing
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About Governing by Numbers

Governing by Numbers is a jargon-free account of how delegated legislation - laws that do not pass through the full legislative scrutiny to which Acts of Parliament are subjected - is made. It is based on new research involving an analysis of nearly 30,000 pieces of delegated legislation; detailed investigation of 46 recent regulations based on in-depth interviews with those involved in developing, writing and scrutinising them and a major survey of nearly 400 interest groups. Delegated
legislation is examined as a form of "everyday policy-making". It deals with important issues, from the level of welfare benefits to weapons exports, animal health and the prevention of air pollution, yet has been largely ignored in studies of the British political and administrative system. This book analyses the distinctive character of everyday policy making and the implications of how it works for our understanding of British democracy.

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: Politics in Seclusion
Chapter 2: Examining the Instrumen
Chapter 3: The stuff of everyday politics
Chapter 4: The origins of regulations
Chapter 5: Ministers on Top
Chapter 6: Drafting SIs: the joint effort of administrators and lawyers
Chapter 7: Consulting outside interests
Chapter 8: The discreet impact of parliamentary scrutiny
Chapter 9: Everyday politics and high politics

Reviews

“Governing by numbers is an interesting and significant examination of policy-making and law-making at the operating level.
well-executed study
at the conclusion of the book, the reader feels that he has a firm grasp of what was heretofore an unknown and obscure arena of policy-making.
The quality of the writing is also very good.
The book is well organized and integrated..
Overall, this book makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of an important venue of policy-making. The field can benefit from systematic work like this, focused on the adoption of regulations that constitute the bulk of law that really impacts most people.




” –  Charles Wise, Indiana University, Governance

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