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Ministerial Responsibility

R. A. W. Rhodes, John Wanna, and Patrick Weller

in Comparing Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199563494
eISBN:
9780191722721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563494.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

This chapter examines how elite political actors are held to account. It examines collective responsibility, individual ministerial responsibility, and their personal accountability for actions not ... More


Resignations for Personal Fault: Political Errors

DIANA WOODHOUSE

in Ministers and Parliament: Accountability in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278924
eISBN:
9780191684265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278924.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Resignations are considered examples of individual ministerial responsibility, even if it was forced for political reasons. There are also indications in Parliament of undertones of constitutional ... More


Controlling Public Expenditure More Effectively?

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

in The Treasury and Whitehall: The Planning and Control of Public Expenditure, 1976–1993

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

Through the 1990s, pressures for more public spending continued unabated, and governments continued to attempt to restrain the growth of the aggregate, and to decide upon the allocation of ... More


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