The Civil Service in Britain Today
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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The origins of the Civil Service
Reform and criticism
The Civil Service after Fulton
The political culture of the Civil Service
The managerial revolution
The Next Steps programme
Towards a new Civil Service
Secrecy and accountability
Formulating policy and making decisions
The Civil Service beyond Whitehall
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accountability actions administration Agency Defence appointed Armstrong Britain British Civil Service bureaucracy Cabinet Office Cabinet Secretary cent Chancellor chief executives Citizen's Charter Civil Service Management Clive Ponting Commission concerned Council decisions departmental departments and agencies devolution Education election employment European Fast Stream Fulton Report functions generalist government departments government ministers grades groups Hemel Hempstead Home Civil Service implementation important interest involved issues Labour government legislation London Management Code Margaret Thatcher matters ment ministerial Northcote-Trevelyan Northern Ireland Office Official Secrets Act Ombudsman organisation parliament Parliamentary party Permanent Secretary politicians position prime minister Prison Service private sector Public Service Pyper recruitment reforms represented responsibility Richard Crossman Scottish Office secrecy select committees senior civil servants Senior Civil Service Service Management Code staff Steps agencies Steps programme structure tion Tony Benn Trade Treasury unions vants Westland Affair Wheatsheaf White Paper Whitehall Yes Minister