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The executive in the constitution : structure, autonomy, and internal control

Author: Terence Daintith; Alan C Page
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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Highlighting major recent changes in the way government organises itself and controls the action of its departments this book shows how the executive government's place in our constitution is changing.
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Daintith, Terence.
Executive in the constitution.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 99025366
(OCoLC)40980003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Daintith; Alan C Page
ISBN: 9780191683558 0191683558
OCLC Number: 607419230
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 441 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. The executive in the constitution ; I Introduction ; II Why is the executive important? ; III Why is the executive neglected? ; IV Positive constitutional theory ; V The executive in a resource-based theory of the constitution ; 2. The executive in constitutional law ; I Introduction ; II The Crown ; III The ministerial department ; IV Hollowing out the department ; V The cabinet and ministry ; VI Conclusion ; 3. The civil service ; I Introduction ; II The legal basis of control ; III The organisation of control ; IV Recruitment ; V Conduct and discipline ; VI Conclusions ; 4. The financial resources of the government: institutions ; I Introduction: the constitutional dimension ; II The constitutional structure ; III The institutions of the executive ; 5. The financial resources of government: allocation and appropriation ; I Introduction: a plurality of systems ; II The Public Expenditure Survey system ; III The Supply system ; IV Resource accounting and budgeting ; 6. The financial resources of government: monitoring and control ; I In general: criteria, constraints, concepts ; II Treasury authorisations and delegations ; III Cash control ; IV Control and sanctions ; 7. The organisation of the legal function in government ; I Introduction ; II The development of the structure for government legal work ; III The current structure of legal services ; IV The Law Officers: history and status ; 8. Legislation ; I Introduction ; II Machinery and purposes ; III The impact of Europe ; IV Burdens on Business ; V Conclusions ; 9. Litigation and legal advice: co-ordination and control ; I The Law Officers, criminal prosecutions, and civil litigation ; II The Law Officers as the governments chief legal advisers ; III Cabinet Office co-ordination in legal matters ; IV Co-ordination within the framework of the Government Legal Service ; 10. Executive legality: constitutional background and current issues ; I Legality: pluralism and centralisation ; II Constitutional roots of our present system ; III The changing context ; IV Change within the executive ; 11. Better government: charter standards, open government and good administration ; I Introduction ; II The Citizens Charter and Service First ; III Access to official information ; IV External controls on standards of administration ; V Conclusion ; 12. Conclusions: internal control in a plural executive ; I Introduction ; II Trends in internal control ; III Internal control and external controls ; IV The constitutional significance of internal control ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Terence Daintith and Alan Page.
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