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Special Advisers: Who They Are, What They Do and Why They Matter Hardcover – 1 Aug 2014

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  • Hardcover: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing plc; UK ed. edition (1 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849465606
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849465601
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This fair-minded account of what being a special adviser really involves delves beneath the Malcolm Tucker caricature to reveal an emerging profession whose role is increasingly important in delivering for democracy. The thoughtful recommendations would go a long way to improve the effectiveness and understanding of the special adviser. --Conor Ryan, Special Adviser to Tony Blair and David Blunkett

The information presented about who they are, their skills and their career paths alone would make this book a must read for current and potential ministers, spads and civil servants. --Civil Service World

Until now the debate about special advisers has produced far more heat than light. Here at last is a serious study looking at what special advisers do and how they might do it better. These are people at the heart of government and this book brings them in from the constitutional cold. --Professor Tony Wright, former MP and chair of the Public Administration Select

About the Author

Ben Yong is a Lecturer in Public Law at Queen Mary, University of London. Robert Hazell is Professor of Government and the Constitution at University College London.


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