Is the insider/outsider model of policy making relevant in modern politics? an exploration of the Care Act 2014

Lucas, Hannah (2016) Is the insider/outsider model of policy making relevant in modern politics? an exploration of the Care Act 2014. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation investigates the relevance of the insider/outsider model of policymaking, a theory that explains the extent to which interest groups have access to government. It will do this by assessing the role of interest groups in different stages of the policy cycle of the Care Act 2014 using a case study method of research. As well as this it will look at the alternative theories of policy entrepreneurs and policy windows to establish the specific nature of the groups involved as well as how and why the topic rose to the top of the political agenda.
    Ultimately this project will argue that due to the nature of modern politics, the extent of consultation that is now available means that more groups than ever before can be referred to as insider. Moreover it will argue that, in opposition to Grant’s 1976 model of interest group theory, modern insider groups use outsider techniques to gain even more prominence and attention amongst policymakers. This is possible partly because of the development of technology that can aid in the mobility of outsider group techniques.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 11:31
    Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 11:31
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22572

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