Paradoxes of Independence and Accountability in Commonwealth Regulatory Governance

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Title: Paradoxes of Independence and Accountability in Commonwealth Regulatory Governance
Authors: Scott, Colin
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7019
Date: 2004
Abstract: It has often been said that the welfare or provider - state has been substantially displaced by ‘the regulatory state’. This claim refers to a complex set of changes in public management involving: the separation of operational from regulatory activities in some policy areas, sometimes linked to privatization of the operational activities; a trend towards separating purchasers and providers of public services through pol icies of contracting out and market testing; a trend towards separation of operational from policy tasks within government departments, notably under the Commonwealth Services Delivery Agency Act 1997. Each of these policies shifts the emphasis of control, to a greater or lesser degree, from traditional bureaucratic mechanisms towards mechanisms of regulation.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Australian Institute of Administrative Law
Keywords: Regulation;Independence;Accountability
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Barker, M. (ed.) Appraising the Performance of Regulatory Agencies
Appears in Collections:Law Research Collection

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