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Regulation Inside Government: Waste-Watchers, Quality Police, and Sleazebusters

Christopher Hood, Oliver James, George Jones, Colin Scott, and Tony Travers


Regulation Inside Government analyses the army of inspectors, auditors, grievance‐chasers, standard‐setters, and other bodies overseeing contemporary public organizations. On the basis of a pioneering two‐year inside study of British Government by a team of leading scholars, this book provides an original analytical perspective on regulation within government. Given the limitations of orthodox constitutional checks on executive government, the courts, and elected politicians, regulation inside government deserves more attention than it has hitherto received. As one of the first co ... More

Keywords: audit, Britain, government, inspection, modes of control, oversight, public management, public sector, regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198280996
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198280998.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Hood, author
London School of Economics
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Oliver James, author
Exeter University
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George Jones, author
London School of Economics
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