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In search of the regulatory state: evidence from Scotland

McGarvey, Neil and Midwinter, A. (2001) In search of the regulatory state: evidence from Scotland. Public Administration, 79 (4). pp. 825-849. ISSN 0033-3298

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Abstract

Recent research has suggested that there is movement towards a 'regulatory state' in the UK with regulation an expanding area of government. This article identifies key Scottish differences from UK practice and suggests the growth and scale of regulation inside Scottish government is more modest than suggested by UK-wide research. It also reviews existing oversight arrangements within Scottish government for public service delivery bodies and questions whether many of these activities warrant the label 'regulation', arguing that a more accurate description is performance management.

Item type: Article
ID code: 1803
Keywords: regulation, government, Scotland, public administration, Scotland, Political science (General)
Subjects: Political Science > Political institutions (Europe) > Scotland
Political Science > Political science (General)
Department: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > Government
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > Politics
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2006
    Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 15:20
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/1803

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