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Ministers appoint special advisers for their policy expertise as much as for their partisan views

Shaw, Richard and Eichbaum, Chris (2014) Ministers appoint special advisers for their policy expertise as much as for their partisan views. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Aug 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Special Advisers are a now a fixture of British government, with “SpAds” patrolling the political space in between Ministers and the Civil Service, offering the kind of policy and political advice which “Sir Humphreys” don’t feel inclined or able to offer. Drawing on research from New Zealand, Richard Shaw and Chris Eichbaum show that little research has been carried out into why Ministers opt to have Special Advisers, while arguing that it is as likely that SpAds are recruited for their specific policy expertise as they are for their partisan viewpoint and connections.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 14:53
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59138

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