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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415179775
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgements
A note on sources
1 Describing the Cabinet system 1
2 Ministers and their departments 12
3 Collective decision-making: Cabinet committees and the Cabinet 49
4 The role of the Prime Minister 88
5 The dynamics of collective decision-making 138
6 Problems of the Cabinet system 172
7 Advice at the centre 196
8 Conclusion 238
Further reading 250
Notes 255
Bibliography 257
Index 270
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