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Policy Networks in British Government$
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David Marsh and R. A. W. Rhodes

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198278528

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.001.0001

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Policy Networks in British Politics

Policy Networks in British Politics

A Critique of Existing Approaches

(p.1) 1 Policy Networks in British Politics
Policy Networks in British Government

R. A. W. Rhodes

David Marsh

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the relationship between the approach of policy networks and pluralist and corporatist models of government-interest group relations. It discusses the development of the concept of policy networks, paying particular attention on British literature on policy networks as applied to the study of intergovernmental relations. The chapter also explores the strengths and weaknesses of two distinctly British approaches in order to identify the themes and issues which are explored in the case studies.

Keywords:   policy networks, pluralist, corporatist, government-interest group relations, intergovernmental relations

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