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The elite of the elite : permanent secretaries in the British higher civil service / Peter Barberis
Bib ID 2469243
Format BookBook
Author
Barberis, Peter, 1948-
 
Description Aldershot, England ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Dartmouth, c1996 
xix, 282 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 1855214792
Full contents
  • Pt. I. The Office of Permanent Secretary. 1. Origins and development of the office of permanent secretary. 2. Advising ministers. 3. Running a department. 4. Accounting to Parliament. 5. A day in the life: permanent secretaries at work
  • Pt. II. Permanent Secretaries Past and Present - A Profile. 6. A changing social and educational elite. 7. Reaching the summit - many are called, few are chosen
  • Pt. III. Permanent Secretaries in Whitehall - Career Patterns. 8. An insular order? Permanent secretaries and the outside world. 9. The dance of the mandarins: interdepartmental mobility within Whitehall. 10. Strangers in paradise? Permanent secretaries, ministers and their departments
  • Pt. IV. Permanent Secretaries and the State. 11. Permanent secretaries and the performance of government. 12. Permanent secretaries and the constitution
  • Appendix: List of office-holders, 1830-1994.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-272) and index.

Subjects Civil service -- Great Britain.  |  Executive departments -- Great Britain.  |  Administrative agencies -- Great Britain.  |  Great Britain -- Officials and employees.

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