Tokens of Authority

  • Christopher C. Hood
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Part of the Public Policy and Politics book series

Abstract

One of the four basic resources of government that were discussed in Chapter 1 was legal authority. This is the ability to command and prohibit, commend and permit, through recognised procedures and identifying symbols, for example the Great Seal, the Privy Seal, the ‘sign manual’ and the many other devices employed by governments to lend ‘officiality’ to their pronouncements.

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© Christopher C. Hood 1983

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