Green, Alix (2014) History as Expertise and the Influence of Political Culture on Advice for Policy Since Fulton. Contemporary British History, 29 (1). pp. 27-50. ISSN 1361-9462
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The 1968 Fulton report made the case for reforming the civil service to meet the demands of modern government. This article considers Fulton, and subsequent ‘failures’ to implement it, in the context of a changing political culture in Westminster that privileged political advice in policy-making and became ambivalent towards external expertise. It explores whether the Fulton recommendation for the creation of policy planning units in government departments, staffed by a mix of outside experts and talented officials, could be reimagined for present purposes, to include historians: history embedded in policymaking is proposed as an alternative to history presented to policy-makers.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||government; policy advice; historians; public history, policy-making|
|Subjects:||Historical & philosophical studies > Modern history 1950-1999|
Social studies > Commonwealth politics
|Schools:||Faculty of Culture & the Creative Industries > School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Deposited By:||Alix Green|
|Deposited On:||13 Jan 2016 11:49|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2016 15:14|
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