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The agencification of government under Thatcher continues to have profound repercussions for UK democracy

Cooper, Christine, Tweedie, Jonathan, Andrew, Jane and Baker, Max (2021) The agencification of government under Thatcher continues to have profound repercussions for UK democracy. British Politics and Policy at LSE (15 Apr 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Christine Cooper, Jonathan Tweedie, Jane Andrew and Max Baker use archival evidence to show how Margaret Thatcher wanted to make government ‘efficient’ through the adoption of business-like practices as soon as she came to power in 1979. Having been met with resistance in Whitehall, Thatcher used agencification to break this opposition, curtailing the workings of UK democracy in the process.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 27 May 2021 14:21
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110669

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