The Millennium Dome: ‘Falling From Grace’
AbstractManagement of the problems associated with the Millennium Dome through the use of quangos allowed governments the chance to resolve the crisis by effectively doing nothing. While the issues involved in this case were exaggerated by the media, there were serious managerial and financial concerns that needed to be dealt with. By avoiding these issues altogether, government was able to escape demands for accountability and responsibility. The specific nature of the Dome as an issue was largely responsible for this state of affairs, and this allowed the government to develop non‐intervention as a positive strategy for dealing with crisis when it would not normally be considered a viable policy option.