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Political centralization and policy constraint in British executive leadership: lessons from American presidential studies in the era of sofa politics

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Despite often superficial comparisons of British executive authority and American presidentialism over the past three decades, British politics has yet to develop anything approaching a sub-discipline of leadership or executive studies. Owing to the increased bifurcation of political and policy authority in Britain, whereby an increasing centralization-personalization of politics coexists with growing policy constraint, this paper argues that British politics could now benefit from incorporat...

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10.1057/palgrave.bp.4200073

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Institution:
University of Bristol
Department:
Department of Politics
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Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Journal:
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Volume:
2
Issue:
3
Pages:
372-394
Publication date:
2007-11-01
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1746-9198
ISSN:
1746-918X
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English
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2010-05-26

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