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The theory and practice of modern government

Author: Herman Finer; William B Guthrie
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 1934.
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Finer, Herman, 1898-1969.
Theory and practice of modern government.
New York, Dial Press Inc., 1934
(OCoLC)592504000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Finer; William B Guthrie
OCLC Number: 981736
Notes: A revision of the author's two volume work. cf. Pref.
Description: xv, 918 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction --
1. Government and the state --
2. Politics and economics --
3. State activity: historical development --
4. State activity: analytical --
Part II. The elements of organization --
1. Forms of government, especially democracy --
2. The separation of powers: false and true --
3. Constitutions (the institutional fabric of the state) --
4. The central-local territorial fabric of the state (federalism) --
5. The German Federation since 1918 --
Part III. The sovereign majority --
1. The electorate and political parties --
2. Representative government is party government --
3. Public opinion and the parties --
4. A closer view of party --
5. The creeds and policies of modern parties --
Part IV. Parliaments --
1. Parliaments: general problems --
2. Second chambers --
3. The commons --
4. Deliberation and procedure --
5. Remedies for defects in representation --
Part V. Cabinets and chiefs of state --
I. The British cabinet --
2. The French cabinet --
3. The German cabinet system --
Part IV. The civil service --
1. Character of civil service: France --
2. Recruitment in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Germany --
3. England: origins, reform and recruitment --
4. France and the U.S.A. --
5. Problems which arise after recruitment --
6. Redress of grievances and guarantee of rights --
7. Legal remedies against public administration and administrative law --
8. The public and the services.
Responsibility: by Herman Finer ; revised by William B. Guthrie ; with a foreword by Howard Lee McBain.

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