The Executive in the Constitution
Structure, Autonomy, and Internal Control
Terence Daintith and Alan Page
Reviews and Awards
this is a formidable addition to the literature of modern UK government and public administration, written from an unusual and innovative constitutional-legal perspective ... particuarly impressive in its skilful intermixing of historical analysis of traditional principles and a wide-ranging review of the implications of post-1979 public management reforms ... an extraordinary wealth of detail ... a useful and truly impressive book. - Gavin Drewry, New Institutionalism and Organizational Theory, a Review Article.
Daintith and Page have presented us with a masterly and illuminating account of the various and significant ways in which the executive plays its part in the working of the constitution and in maintaining and implementing basic constitutional principles. Their book enriches our understanding of the modern constitution and of the place within it of an executive whose role should not any longer be undervalued. - Colin Turpin The Cambridge Law Journal July 2000 Vol.59 Part 2
This book will provide a useful reference for those who want to understand the formal mechanism for control on the fragmented Executive. - Martin J Smith, Govt and Opp.
a formidable addition to the literature of modern UK government and public administration ... the book contains an extraordinary wealth of detail ... a useful and truly impressive book. - Gavin Drewry, Public Administration Vol 78 Issue 2
A wonderful description of current structures, processes, practices and rules which relate to the resources of the executive, its people, money and laws. - Brian Thompson, Parliamentary Affairs Vol.53 No.2