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No Tradesmen and No Women The Origins of the British Civil Service

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Synopsis

Is our civil service fit for purpose? Michael Coolican takes John Reid's damning statement about the Home Office as his point of departure for a comprehensive overview and evaluation of the machinery behind the government and the people who make public services work on a daily basis. Beginning with Henry VIII's chief minister Thomas Cromwell, Michael Coolican takes us on an odyssey through the history of the British civil service, starting with a time when public positions were sold and traded through Royal Warrant. Coolican examines the radical reforms of the Victorian era which entrenched a culture of elitism, misogyny and distrust of high-quality data as a basis for decision making, that, in some areas, persists to this day.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781785904523
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Imprint: Biteback Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 352.630941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: viii, 357
Weight: 610g
Height: 164mm
Width: 241mm
Spine width: 31mm