||Joining the ERM : analysing a core executive policy disaster / Helen Thompson -- Leaders, politics and institutional change : the decline of prime ministerial accountability to the House of Commons, 1868-1990 / Patrick Dunleavy ... [et al.] -- Estimating the distribution of positional influence in cabinet committees under major / Patrick Dunleavy -- Guide to further reading / R.A.W. Rhodes.
The cabinet office and coordination, 1979-87 / Anthony Selden -- The ethos of the cabinet office : a comment on the testimony of officials / Michael Lee -- Ministerial responsibility and the theory of the British state / Alan Beattie -- Empirical studies. Reinterpreting the Westland affair : theories of the state and core executive decision making / Patrick Dunleavy -- Core executive decision making on high technology issues : the case of the Alvey report / Leo Keliher.
Introducing the core executive ; Surveying the field. From prime ministerial power to core executive / R.A.W. Rhodes -- Central government departments and the policy process / Martin J. Smith, David Marsh and David Richards -- Interpreting history. Relations between prime minister and cabinet : from Wilson to Thatcher / Simon James -- The downfall of Margaret Thatcher / G.W. Jones -- Interpreting the rise and fall of Margaret Thatcher : power dependence and the core executive / Martin J. Smith.