Why Does Policy Change?: Lessons from British Transport Policy 1945-99

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 18, 2001 - Political Science - 272 pages
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The tension between policy stability and change is a key political phenomenon, but its dynamics have been little understood. Why Does Policy Change? examines and explains the dynamics of major policy change by looking at case studies from British Transport policy since 1945. The significant contrasts between road and rail policies in this period lend themselves perfectly to the authors' theories of what brings about policy turnabout.

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Patrick Seyd has lived and taught in Sheffield since 1970. He is the co-author, with Paul Whiteley, of Labour's Grass Roots (OUP, 1992) which sold over 2,000 copies. Paul Whiteley has previously taught at the University of Arizona and the University of Bristol. Jeremy Richardson is the editor of
Pressure Groups (1993) which is a volume in Oxford Readings in Politics and Government, and co-author, with Sonia Mazey, of Lobbying in the European Community (OUP, 1993).

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