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“A Rational Way”: Konoe and Matsumoto on Constitutional Reform

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson

in Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151169
eISBN:
9780199833917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515116X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes the contention within the Japanese government for control of constitutional reform. Prince Konoe Fumimaro interpreted MacArthur's advice to him as a mandate to direct the process and ... More


“A New Legislative Era in This Country”: Pension Reform from Blueprint to Bill

James A. Wooten

in The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: A Political History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242739
eISBN:
9780520931398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242739.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Cabinet Committee resolved to prepare legislation with or without private-sector assistance. Its aggressive tactics were a great success. In the course of drafting a bill, the members of the ... More


Policy‐Making and Policy‐Makers

David French

in Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Since the early twentieth century British governments had developed an elaborate culture of ‘defence by committee’ in an effort to resolve the difficult issues that surrounded defence policy. After ... More


Collective Responsibility: The Cabinet, ‘Star Chamber’, and EDX

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/9780198277842.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

There was very little priority for the total or composition of public expenditure prior to 1992 as the July Cabinet was mainly concerned with the balance of macroeconomic policy, and this act of ... More


Prime Ministers and Cabinet Government

Patrick Weller

in The Prime Ministers' Craft: Why Some Succeed and Others Fail in Westminster Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199646203
eISBN:
9780191850424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199646203.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

All prime ministers insist that their government practises cabinet government, and that stories of prime ministerial government are exaggerated. This chapter explores how cabinet government is ... More


More than Embellishment and Detail: The Impact of Policy Work

Edward C Page and Bill Jenkins

in Policy Bureaucracy: Government with a Cast of Thousands

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280414
eISBN:
9780191700118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280414.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter shows in four ways that processes within policy bureaucracies are not just mere subordinate acts. Instructions from superiors are rarely specific enough and this delegation issue is the ... More


Departmental ‘Winners’ and ‘Losers’

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/9780198277842.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

The most significant output of the Public Expenditure Survey (PES) system is the aggregate total of public expenditure planned for the coming financial year. This is measured in terms of the ... More


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