The Civil Service in Britain Today

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Manchester University Press, 1999 - Political Science - 183 pages
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An up-to-date look at the British Home Civil Service. The book considers the Service at the end of a period of reform which began in the 1980s, asking questions concerning the degree of politicization within it during the Next Steps and other reform programmes.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The origins of the Civil Service
8
Reform and criticism
18
The Civil Service after Fulton
31
The political culture of the Civil Service
44
The managerial revolution
63
The Next Steps programme
75
Towards a new Civil Service
89
Secrecy and accountability
104
Formulating policy and making decisions
124
The Civil Service beyond Whitehall
148
Appendices
166
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Colin Pilkington is currently Chief Examiner in GCSE Politics for AQA.

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