By C.T. Popham
Executive in Britain makes a speciality of a number of the facets of the British govt and the way they paintings, from the cupboard to the civil provider, the home of Commons, monetary affairs, and overseas affairs and protection. Emphasis is put on convinced components of significant govt and the availability of social companies.
This ebook is produced from 8 chapters and opens with an summary of the cupboard, its dimension, Secretariat, and committees. realization is paid to collective accountability and ministerial accountability, in addition to political events and leading Ministers. the following bankruptcy is dedicated to the civil carrier, recruitment and coaching of civil servants, administrative category, and the features of the nation. next chapters take care of responsibility in the home of Commons; the involvement of presidency in monetary and international affairs in addition to security; social companies supplied via the primary executive; and the research of presidency and public management. The final bankruptcy discusses the Fulton Committee file at the British civil provider.
This monograph should be of curiosity to political scientists, politicians, and executive officers in addition to scholars.
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THE CIVIL SERVICE 55 and administrator, recognized the difficulty of finding men who combined scientific knowledge with political acumen, administra34 tive ability, and managerial skill. But even the most intelligent layman may not fully appreciate the subtleties of specialist advice. In translating this advice for ministers he may unwittingly mislead. If, as part of his training for generalist work, he is shifted fairly frequently between departments, dealing with different subjects and services, his "amateurism" is apt to become obvious.
6. 21 See M. Weber, Politics as a vocation, in From Max Weber, edited by H. H. Gerth and C. W. Mills, Routledge, 1948, pp. 77-78. But States are not based solely on coercion; see H. R. G. , 1966, ch. 1. 22 See H. J. Laski, The State in Theory and Practice, Allen & Unwin, 1935, p. I l l , THE CIVIL SERVICE 47 the effects of industrialization by factory inspection and the regulation of the employment of women and children. In other words, practical social problems modified laissez-faire and laid additional functions on the State.
Some university graduates who fail to get into the administrative class are prepared to enter the executive class. They presumably hope to enter the administrative class later by way of promotion. The prospects of those who enter the administrative class via promotion are not so good as those of the direct entrants, who constitute about 60 per cent of the total. The latter tend to be younger and naturally do not regard the rank of principal as the height of their ambition, as might older men who have fought their way up through the ranks of the executive class.