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Everyday life in British government

Author: R A W Rhodes
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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As citizens, why do we care about the everyday life of ministers and civil servants? We care because the decisions of the great and the good affect all our lives, for good or ill. For all their personal, political, and policy failings and foibles, they make a difference. So, we want to know what ministers and bureaucrats do, why, and how. We are interested in their beliefs and practices. In his fascinating, new  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R A W Rhodes
ISBN: 9780199601141 0199601143 9780198735793 0198735790
OCLC Number: 712556028
Description: xii, 349 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Observing government elites --
The governmental setting --
The departmental setting --
The Minister --
The Permanent Secretary --
The departmental court --
Protocols, rituals, and languages --
Networks and governance --
The resignation --
Willed ordinariness, being there, and myths.
Responsibility: R.A.W. Rhodes.
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