British parliamentary parties : policy and power

Jack Brand

In this book Jack Brand examines the role of the British Conservative and Labour parliamentary parties in the development of government policy since 1945. Focusing on six major policy fields: agriculture, education, housing, defence, the economy, and Scottish affairs, he argues that the influence of back-benchers has been consistently underestimated, and that the close interdependence of front- and back-benchers frequently produces surprising and significant effects on policy development. Dr Brand concludes that the common perception of back-benchers as powerless to affect the policies of their leaders is misleading, and that they are essential to the development of government policy.

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[目次]

  • The power of parliamentary parties
  • models of legislative parties
  • counting influence
  • power over agriculture
  • housing in parliament
  • power over education
  • parliament and policy in Scotland
  • parties and economic policy
  • parties and defence policy.

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書名 British parliamentary parties : policy and power
著作者等 Brand, Jack
出版元 Clarendon Press;Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1992
ページ数 x, 370 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0198277059
NCID BA17207288
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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