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William Armstrong and British policy making

Author: Kevin Theakston; Philip Connelly
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Series: Understanding governance.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a detailed account of the life and career of William Armstrong, the most influential civil servant in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s, and one of the most powerful and significant Whitehall officials in the post-1945 period. He was at the centre of the British government policy-making machine for over 30 years - the very incarnation of the 'permanent government' of the country. He was the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Theakston, Kevin.
William Armstrong and British Policy Making.
London : Palgrave Macmillan UK, ©2017
Named Person: William Armstrong; William Armstrong
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Theakston; Philip Connelly
ISBN: 9781137571595 1137571594
OCLC Number: 1013821832
Description: 1 online resource (299 pages).
Contents: Preface --
Chapter 1. Introduction --
Chapter 2. William Armstrong: family background and education --
Chapter 3. Climbing the Whitehall ladder --
Chapter 4. Head of the Treasury 1962-68 --
Chapter 5. Head of the Home Civil Service 1968-74 --
Chapter 6. 'Deputy Prime Minister' under Heath --
Chapter 7. The Midland Bank years --
Chapter 8. William Armstrong: an assessment.
Series Title: Understanding governance.
Responsibility: Kevin Theakston, Philip Connelly.

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