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British Cabinet Government - Simon James

British Cabinet Government

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9780415179768
Number Of Pages: 296

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Fully revised and up-dated, this new edition of Simon James comprehensive and accessible text continues to provide an excellent insight into this central topic of British politics. It draws on the wealth of new material that has become available in recent years to shed light on the mechanisms, structure and realities of the Cabinet system in Britain from 1945 to the present 1945. Its coverage includes:
· ministers and their departments
· collective decision-making
· the role of the Prime Minister
· the strengths and weaknesses of the Cabinet system
· the future of the Cabinet system. British Cabinet Government will give both A-level students and undergraduates a clear understanding of the realities of this central aspect of British politics.

Preface to the second editionp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
A note on sourcesp. xi
Describing the Cabinet systemp. 1
Ministers and their departmentsp. 12
Collective decision-making: Cabinet committees and the Cabinetp. 49
The role of the Prime Ministerp. 88
The dynamics of collective decision-makingp. 138
Problems of the Cabinet systemp. 172
Advice at the centrep. 196
Conclusionp. 238
Further readingp. 250
Notesp. 255
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 270
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ISBN: 9780415179768
ISBN-10: 0415179769
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition