The Rise of Managerial Bureaucracy - Castellani, Lorenzo
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The book provides detailed analysis of the structure and operation of the British Civil Service along with a historically grounded account of its development in the period from Margaret Thatcher to the Tony Blair premiership. It assesses continuity and change in the civil service during a period of deep transformation using new archive files, government and parliament reports, primary and secondary legislation. The author takes the evolutionary change of the civil service as a central theme and examines the friction between new managerial practices introduced by government in the 80s and 90s…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The book provides detailed analysis of the structure and operation of the British Civil Service along with a historically grounded account of its development in the period from Margaret Thatcher to the Tony Blair premiership. It assesses continuity and change in the civil service during a period of deep transformation using new archive files, government and parliament reports, primary and secondary legislation. The author takes the evolutionary change of the civil service as a central theme and examines the friction between new managerial practices introduced by government in the 80s and 90s and the administrative traditions rooted in the history of this institution. In particular the author assesses the impact of the New Public Management agenda of the Thatcher and Major years its enhanced continuity during the Blair years. Further changes that involved ministerial responsibility, codification, performance management, special advisers and constitutional conventions are analyzed in the conclusions.
Autorenporträt
Lorenzo Castellani is Research and Teaching Assistant at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome. He was previously visiting scholar at King's College London, visiting fellow at the Open University, and studied at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca.
Inhaltsangabe
Foreword
Chapter One. The Civil Service: Definition, Organization, and Historical Background The History of the British Civil Service: from its Origins to the Crisis of the Late Seventies The Seeds of the Managerialisation Process: the Fulton Committee and its Report (1966-1970) 1970-1974: Heath's Attempt to Modernise the Central Government Malaise and Crisis in the Public Sector: Towards Thatcher's Era Chapter Two. The Rise of Managerialism in the Civil Service. The Thatcher Years. The Political, Economic, Social, and Administrative Environment in the Early Eighties The Political Impact of the New Right on the Public Sector The Social Context: the Distrust of Government and Bureaucracy The Economic Paradigm: the End of Keynesianism The Administrative Context: the Seeds of Managerialisation The New "Right" Approach to the Civil Service and Administrative Reform Thatcher's Opposition and the Civil Service The 1979 Conservative Manifesto The 1979 Reform of the Select Committees The Higher Civil Service and the Thatcher Factor: an Outlook on the Appointments Efficiency and Managerial Culture: Rayner's Public Management Reforms 1979-1983: The Rayner Project for Public Management The Reduction of Quangos: a Spending Review Attempt A Priority for the Prime Minister: Reducing Departmental Manpower The Abolition of the Civil Service Department 1983-1987: the Rise of Managerialism and Central Government Reform. MINIS and FMI, Lasting Reforms, and the Open Structure Restructuring The Embryo of Public Management Reforms: 1982-1984 Lasting Reforms in Broader Terms MINIS and the Financial Management Initiative The FMI Further Development (1982-1987) The Cassels Report: Improving Career Management and Training for a "New Breed" of Skilled Public Managers The Central Policy Review Staff Abolition: the End of the Government's Think Tank From FMI to the Next Steps Executive Agencies The Last Effort to Reform: Trade Unionism Transformation in the Public Sector, Civil Service Regulation, Pay and Performances, Recruitment, and Training Transformation of Trade Unionism in the Public Sector: The Government Communication Headquarters Case (1984) The Armstrong Memorandum and the Renewed Constitutional Debate on the Civil Service The Changing Structure of the Civil Service: Pay and Promotion System Changes in the Civil Service's Recruitment and Training Completing the Puzzle: Towards Next Steps Reform. Working Patterns and Administrative Agencies The New Civil Service Working Patterns: the Mueller Report The Birth of the Next Steps Report Implementing the Report and Building the Agencification (1988-1990) Conclusions: from Reducing Waste and Manpower to a Neo-managerial Bureaucracy Chapter Three. Focus on Policy Implementation, Consumer Service, and Marketisation: Civil Service Reform in the Major Government (1990-1997) Continuity and Implementation: the Executive Agencies Implementing Next Steps Agencies The Citizen's Charter Initiative: Towards Customer Service in Central Government Inside the Charter From Charter to Charters The Citizen's Charter and its Relationship with Government Departments and Next Steps Agencies The Results of the Charter Charter Mark and Charterline: a History of One Success and One Failure The Rise of Marketisation: Market Testing, Contracting Out, and Competing for Quality The Civil Service: Continuity and Change. The Resilience of Traditions Preserving Traditional Values: The Role of the Civil Service Taking Forward Continuity and Change Conclusions. The Friction Between Management and Tradition at the End of the Twentieth Century Chapter Four. 1997-2007: Coordination, Consolidation, and Delivery in Blair's Government New Labour, the Third Way, and the Consolidation of Public Management A New Governmental Style: The Reorganisation of the Central Government Sweeping Away the Quango State? Continuity with Mixed Results The Comprehensive Spending Review: Routinising Public Spending Control in the Civil Service Public Servi