In Britain and other commonwealth countries, it is convention rather than law that determines many crucial questions of government behavior. This timely volume examines these major conventions and practices, including rules governing the activities of the Cabinet, the Prime Minister, and the Crown; the doctrines of collective and individual responsibilities of ministers and to Parliament; and the principles of accountability applicable to public servants.
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Part 1 Time-series analysis and population reconstruction: inverse projection and demographic fluctuations - a critical assessment of new methods, Ronald D. Lee; generalized inverse projection, Jim Oeppen; benchmarks for a new inverse population projection programme, England, Sweden, and a standard demographic transition, Robert McCaa; the trend method applied to English data, Noel Bonneuil; other paths to the past - from vital series to population patterns, Massimo Livi Bacci and David S. Reher; short-run population dynamics among the rich and poor in European countries, rural Jutland, and urban Rouen, Patrick R. Galloway. Part 2 New challenges for record linking and family reconstitution: the construction of individual life histories - application to the study of geographical mobility in the Valserine Valley in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, A. Bideau and G. Brunet; incomplete histories in family reconstitution - a sensitivity test of alternative strategies with historical Croatian data, E.A. Hammel; family reconstitution and population reconstruction - two approaches to the fertility transition in France, 1740-1911, David R. Weir; family reconstitution as event-history analysis, Myron P. Gutmann and George Alter. Part 3 Event-history analysis with historical data: techniques of event-history analysis, James Trussell and Timothy guinnane; an attempt to analyze individual migration histories from data on place of usual residence at the time of certain vital events - France during the nineteenth century, Daniel Courgeau; some applications of recent developments in event-history analysis for historical demography, Ian Diamond, et al; combined time-series and life-event analysis - the impact of economic fluctuations and air temperature on adult mortality by sex and occupation in a Swedish mining parish, 1757-1850, Tommy Bengtsson. Part 4 Simulating historical processes: simulation of change to validate demographic analysis, Herve Le Bras; estimating numbers of kin in historical England using demographic microsimulation, James E. Smith; my brother's keeper - modelling kinship links in early urbanization, E.A. Hammel and Carl Mason. Part 5 New sources, new techniques: coarse and refined methods for studying the fertility transition in historical populations, Douglas Ewbank; the last emperors - an introduction to the demography of Qing (1644-1911) Imperial lineage, James Lee, et al; historical demography from the census - applications of the American census microdata files, Steven Ruggles; excess mortality in youth, James C. Riley.
Number Of Pages: 259
Published: 22nd January 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.12
Weight (kg): 0.4