Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-6
  3. The Nature, Environment and Structure of British Government at the Centre

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Peter Madgwick
      Pages 19-33
  4. The Cabinet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Peter Madgwick
      Pages 38-52
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      Pages 53-69
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      Pages 70-85
  5. The Executive Centre

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Peter Madgwick
      Pages 95-106
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      Pages 107-129
  6. The Prime Minister

  7. Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Peter Madgwick
      Pages 215-232
  8. Conclusion

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 266-276

About this book


British Government: The Central Executive Territory draws on a wide range of sources including diaries, biographical and other writings of ministers, and accounts by civil servants. Divided into six parts - the nature, environment and structure of central government; the Cabinet; the Executive Centre; the Prime Minister; cases and conclusion - the book emphasises the political imperatives and managerial problems of modern government, and stresses the persistence of Cabinet as a principle and framework of effective rule.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Madgwick
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford PolytechnicUK

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