THE MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT

Publication List


Blueprint for a Revolution

By Madsen Pirie

A complete guide through the theory, strategy, and record of rolling back the state in the UK - privatization, internal markets in health and education, making executive agencies more independent, and the Citizen's Charter.

140pp 1993 ISBN: 1-873712-37-5 UK Price 15 (17 elsewhere)


The Burning Question

By Michael Simmonds

The fire service is inefficient and expensive and should be introduced to the chill wind of competition, states the Adam Smith institute - Daily Telegraph

43pp 1989 ISBN : 1-870109-66-X UK Price: 18 (20 elsewhere)


Unquestioned Allegiance

By Doug Bandow

The UN celebrates is 50th anniversary in 1995. But many of its programmes amount simply to socialist intervention, run by people of doubtful merit. Should liberal societies allow them to remain?

35pp 1986 ISBN: 0-906517-82-6 UK Price: 14 (16 elsewhere)


Empowerment: The Theme for the 1990s

By Dr Madsen Pirie, John Willman, Christopher Monckton, et al

The Institute claims credit for developing the idea of empowerment, which is the concept behind the [citizens] charter -Financial Times

26pp 1991 ISBN: 1-870109-96-1 UK Price: 12 (14 elsewhere)


The Citizen's Charter

By Dr Madsen Pirie

How a Citizen's Charter must work to guarantee good public services - including performance targets, monitoring, and complaints.

25pp 1991 ISBN: 1-870109-98-8 UK Price: 12 (14 elsewhere)


The Radical Edge

By Madsen Pirie

Parents should be able to set up state schools with grant maintained status; local police could become autonomous budget holders; colleges could reject central funding and be paid by the students they attract.

31pp 1992 ISBN: 1-873712-17-0 UK Price: 12 (14 elsewhere)


The Radical Agenda

By Madsen Pirie

The fourth phase of policy initiatives following privatization, internal markets and the Citizen's Charter - the Choice Initiative - is explained as a series of major policy proposals, including private alternatives to state benefits.

25pp 1993 ISBN: 1-873712-27-8 UK Price: 10 (12 elsewhere)


20-20 Vision: Targets for Britain

Edited by Dr Madsen Pirie

This well-reported series of ambitious yet practicable targets for the year 2020 offers a vision for every field from housing to health, education to the economy. ASI experts set out a radical agenda for improving the quality of life and the standards of public and private services into the next century.

36pp 1994 ISBN 1-873712-46-4 UK Price: 18 (20 elsewhere)


Wood for the Trees

By Douglas Mason

The future of forestry lies in the private sector, says Mason.

22pp 1992 ISBN: 1-873712-12-X UK Price: 5 (6 elsewhere)


The Hunting of the Quango

By Sir Philip Holland

Britain's ace quango-hunter stalks his costly quarry again. He reviews the history and growth of quangos and the departments with the worst record in harbouring them. Then he proposes sunset legislation by which quangos would face automatic extinction after a few years, and new disclosure rules for the quangurus.

41pp 1993 ISBN 1-873712-53-7 UK Price: 20 (22 elsewhere)


999 Emergency

By John G Jackson

The UK's emergency services are out of date, reactive, inefficient and in desperate need of reform, says a serving London fire officer. The key is the amalgamation of all three emergency services.

32pp 1992 ISBN: 1-873712-24-3 UK Price: 15 (17 elsewhere)


A Space for Enterprise

By B R Stott & Mark Watson

Space research could be a growing and productive business if governments would let it happen.

31pp 1994 ISBN: 1-873712-48-0 UK Price: 12 (14 elsewhere)


A Change of Government

By Michael Simmonds

Many functions have disappeared since 1979, but the government apparatus remains untouched. Why not abolish or merge a few?

43pp 1988 ISBN: 1-870109-21-X UK Price: 22 (24 elsewhere)


Working Capital: The Future of British Coal

By Malcolm Edwards, Roy Lynk, Richard Budge, Dr Michael Clark MP, et al

Experts discuss the marketing, legal, policy, and organizational issues in coal privatization and suggest a two-dimensional structure that might save the industry under private ownership.

62pp 1991 ISBN: 1-873712-07-3 UK Price: 30 (32 elsewhere)


The Power of the State: Economic Questions over Nuclear Generation

By Prof Colin Robinson

Decisions on building new nuclear plant should be made by private generators, not by governments - Nuclear Engineering

96pp 1991 ISBN: 1-870109-95-3 UK Price: 40 (42 elsewhere)


The Omega File

Edited by Eamonn Butler, Madsen Pirie, Peter Young

By 100 experts: a full programme of public service reform: farming, health, education, trade, local government, tax, foreign policy, industry, welfare, and much else.

435pp 1985 ISBN:0-906517-73-7 UK Price: 30 (32 elsewhere)


The Consultant's Report on the Church of England

By Adrian Pepper

Is the Church losing its market share because it has lost customer loyalty and neglected its core function of welfare provision?

33pp 1993 ISBN: 1-873712-34-0 UK Price 17 (19 elsewhere)


Managing the Bureaucracy

By Arthur Shenfield, Lord Crowther-Hunt, Peter Henessey, et al

Commissioned jointly with the OPM in Washington, these papers discuss the problems of government bureaucracy and review various strategies for reform.

140pp 1986 ISBN:0-906517-60-5 UK Price: 12 (14 elsewhere)


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