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(p. 307) 11. Regulating Politics in Government 

(p. 307) 11. Regulating Politics in Government
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(p. 307) 11. Regulating Politics in Government
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Dawn Oliver

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10.1093/he/9780198709824.003.0012
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date: 25 April 2019

The issues over which ministers have political decision-making powers have been decreased in recent years through privatization, judicial review, and hard law and soft law regulation. The latter includes constitutional conventions, the Seven Principles of Public Life, and documents such as the Ministerial Code and the Cabinet Handbook. These norms serve to constrain party politics; in effect a new constitutional consensus about the rules of the game of politics is emerging.

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