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Authors: Sarah Ayres and Graham Pearce

581 Key words: decentralisation • devolution • Whitehall • English regions • multi-level governance © The Policy Press, 2005 • ISSN 0305 5736 Policy & Politics vol 33 no 4 • 581–600 (2005) Final submission December 04 • Acceptance December 04 Building regional governance in England: the view from Whitehall Sarah Ayres and Graham Pearce English Constitutional arrangements in parts of the UK have been transformed by political devolution. In England, however, reliance has been placed on strengthening the regional tier through administrative decentralisation

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Author: Patrick Diamond

Introduction This article draws on Craft and Halligan’s path-breaking contribution to the literature on policy advisory systems (PASs). The analysis of PASs is related to the cluster of anglophone countries: Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Britain. This article’s focus is governance in Whitehall. Craft and Halligan claim that PASs are shaped by ‘interlocking actors’ beyond the permanent bureaucracy. The multiplicity of agents entering the policy arena displaces the traditional civil service. This finding is persuasive, even if the state bureaucracy has not

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Section III The Whitehall Study Whitehall, London. Photograph: Mary Shaw.

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121 Whitehall rules, ok? William Solesbury, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Evidence and Policy, King’s College London Bochel, Hugh and Duncan, Sue (eds) (2007) Making policy in theory and practice, Bristol: The Policy Press, 250pp, ISBN 9781861349040 (hbk), ISBN 9781861349033 (pbk); prices £65.00/£24.99. Books on policy making are common on publishers’ lists: every year seems to bring new ones. This one is novel in two respects, both implicit in its title, Making policy in theory and practice. First, it attempts to integrate the perspectives of

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Author: Eric Brunner

115 EIGHT Health inequalities and the role of psychosocial work factors: the Whitehall II Study Eric Brunner Introduction Despite the improvements in average income, life continues to be a struggle for many people. Although Marx has not proved to be the inspiration for vibrant social development, his concept of alienation resonates today. As social commentator Terry Eagleton has observed, alienation is embedded in the post-soviet, market-driven world (Eagleton, 2003). Culture and values are now important commodities, not so much in the marketplace, as the

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Author: Martin Painter

Policy and Politics, Vol. 8 NO.2 (1980),163-186 Whitehall and Roads: A Case Study of Sectoral Politics Martin Painter 163 In the 1970s Whitehall's involvement in trunk road construction was a source of considerable controversy. But this was not always so. Between 1955 and 1978 trunk roads policy was transformed from being a single-minded and widely supported attack on a generally recognised simple problem into a multiplicity of highly contentious and complex issues. In fact it was the single-mindedness of the programme that drew much of the criticism. The

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Author: Murray Stewart

6 BETWEEN WHITEHALL AND TOWN HALL: the realignment of urban regeneration policy in England Murray Stewart Urban policy in England can be character- ised on the one hand as a fitful succession of discontinuous initiatives, the latest being a phase of competition and place marketing, but on the other hand as a con- tinuity of centralisation, fragmentation and organisational proliferation. Policy integration and interdepartmental collabo- ration at central and local government lev- els has been weak. Proposals for a new Cabinet Committee, Ministers appointed with

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Section III The Whitehall Study Whitehall, London. Photograph: Mary Shaw. 113 Section III Magnitude and causes of socioeconomic differentials in mortality Magnitude and causes of socioeconomic differentials in mortality: further evidence from the Whitehall Study George Davey Smith, Martin J. Shipley and Geoffrey Rose Abstract Study objective: The aim was to explore the magnitude and causes of the differences in mortality rates according to socioeconomic position in a cohort of civil servants. Design: This was a prospective observational study of civil

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The housing problems of older people in our society are highly topical because of the growing number of retired people in the population and, especially, the yet-to-come increasing number of ‘very old’ people. Government policies on the care of older people have been forthcoming from Whitehall, but the issue of housing is just beginning to be seriously addressed.

This book represents a first attempt at bringing together people from the worlds of architecture, social science and housing studies to look at the future of living environments for an ageing society. Projecting thinking into the future, it asks critical questions and attempts to provide some of the answers. It uniquely moves beyond the issues of accommodation and care to look at the wider picture of how housing can reflect the social inclusion of people as they age.

Inclusive housing in an ageing society will appeal to a wide audience - housing, health and social care workers including: housing officers, architects, planners and designers, community regeneration workers, care managers, social workers and social care assistants, registered managers and housing providers, health improvement staff and, of course, current and future generations of older people.

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Re-examining Two Decades of Policy Change
Author: Carl Purcell

Drawing on unique access to prominent policy makers including ministers, senior civil servants, local authority directors, and the leaders of children’s sector NGOs, Purcell re-examines two decades of children’s services reform under both Labour and Conservative-led governments.

He closely examines the origins of Labour’s Every Child Matters programme, the Munro review and more recent Conservative reforms affecting child and family social workers to reassess the impact of high profile child abuse cases, including Victoria Climbié and Baby P, and reveal the party political drivers of successive reform.

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