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The politics of the strategic defence and security review: centralisation and cuts

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posted on 14.06.2012, 13:26 by Rob Dover, Mark Phythian
This article examines the politics of the October 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), focussing on the points of difference between the main political parties (and within the Cameron coalition government) and the political dynamics of the review process. In examining how the government's core mission to reduce the country's ‘historic deficit’ impacted on the review process and outcomes, we are also able to highlight the practical results of a political philosophy that is currently being implemented across Whitehall. We argue that defence is a path-finding policy area for a new kind of post-industrial bureaucratic environment typified by a ‘thin-client’ and ‘smart customer’ function that interacts with industry.

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School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Citation

DOVER, R. and PHYTHIAN, M., 2012. The politics of the strategic defence and security review: centralisation and cuts. Political Quarterly, 83 (1), pp. 163 - 171.

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell © The Authors. © The Political Quarterly Publishing Co. Ltd.

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2012

Notes

This article was published in the journal, The Political Quarterly [© The Authors 2012. The Political Quarterly © The Political Quarterly Publishing Co. Ltd.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-923X.2012.02278.x

Language

en

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Loughborough Publications

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