In this revised and enlarged edition of their established textbook, Gavin Drewry and Tony Butcher bring their wide-ranging, critical survey of the British civil service fully up-to-date, concluding with an examination of the nature and significance of the "Next Steps" programme which is currently transforming the structure and management of the civil service.
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Prologue: Some Crises of the 1980s.
1. Charting the Territory.
2. How Things Came to Be.
3. Some Facts and Figures.
4. The Universal Department.
5. Recruitment and Training.
6. Conditions of Service.
7. The Working Context.
8. Ministers and Civil Servants.
9. The Public Face of Private Government.
10. Slimmer and Fitter: the Quest for Efficiency and Effectiveness.
11. The Civil Service at the Crossroads?.
12. The 'Next Steps' Programme.