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Options for Britain II. Cross Cutting Policy Issues - Changes and Challenges. Edition No. 1. Political Quarterly Monograph Series

  • ID: 4290707
  • Book
  • March 2010
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 216 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Options for Britain II: Cross Cutting Policy Issues - Changes and Challenges offers an assessment of the last decade of British public policy that cuts across policy areas, such as measuring public sector performance, the role of the state, regulation, and Britain’s relationship with the EU. Provides evidence to show what has and has not worked in the Options For Britain II project Sets out key choices both for Britain's electorate and the next incoming government, regardless of its political make up Questions how public policy has changed over the last ten years, addresses the most important current challenges, and provides options for an incoming government to address them Accompanies Options For A New Britain, the follow up to its influential predecessor Options for Britain
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Notes on Contributors.

Introduction (Adam Coutts and Varun Uberoi).

1. Options for Britain: Measuring and Managing Public Services Performance (Christopher Hood).

2. The Future of the State (Matthew Flinders).

3. Social Justice and Inequality in the UK: Eradicating Child Poverty? (Peter Kenway).

4. Social Mobility: Concepts, Measures and Policies (Jo Blanden).

5. The Tax System under Labour (Paul Johnson).

6. Regulation, Equality and the Public Interest (Shamit Saggar).

7. Gender Analysis of Transfer Policies: Unpicking the Household (Fran Bennett).

8. Options and the Lack of Options: Healthcare Politics and Policy (Scott L. Greer).

9. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy: Retrospect and Prospect (Alan Hughes).

10. Information Exchange between Government and Citizens (Helen Margetts).

11. Options for Britain: Europe (Patrick Diamond and Roger Liddle).

12. Global Poverty and Inequality: A Brief Retrospective and Prospective Analysis (Michael Woolcock).


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Varun Uberoi University of Oxford, UK.

Adam Coutts University of Oxford, UK.

David Halpern Senior Policy Advisor, Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, and University of Cambridge, UK.

Iain McLean University of Oxford, UK.
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