The Social Construction of Expertise: The English Civil Service and Its Influence, 1919i1939

The Social Construction of Expertise: The English Civil Service and Its Influence, 1919i1939

by Gail Savage

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Overview

The British created a system wherein the social identity of civil servants clearly influenced their position on official matters. This privileged class set the tone for major policy decisions affecting all members of society.  Savage addresses this social construction of power by analyzing the social origins and career patterns of higher-level civil servants as a backdrop for investigating the way four different social service ministries formulated policies between the two World Wars: the Board of Education, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Labour, and the Ministry of Health.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822955962
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 03/15/1996
Series: Pitt Series in Policy and Institutional Studies
Edition description: 1
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gail Savage is professor of history at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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