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This work is concerned with what the author calls "the central territory" - that collection of politicians, administrators, groups, offices and units at the centre of the executive branch of British government. The intention of the book is to offer an account of these structures and their operation, not to argue a case - that is, it assumes that political institutions are significant and interesting and further assumes that they cannot easily be pinned down or classified. The author has drawn heavily on the accounts of these people and institutions given by lobbyists, journalists and commentators as well as on the diaries, reports and books of politicians themselves. A particular feature of the book is that it treats Margaret Thatcher's period of office in a retrospective manner, although she was still technically in office at the time of writing. This was done to demonstrate the particular prime ministerial mode that she exemplifies and also to put in context the serious questions her conducting of that office raised with the author concerning the nature of political leadership.
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PETER MADGWICK is Professor Emeritus and formerly Head of the Department of Law, Politics and Economics, Oxford Polytechnic.
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Book Description Philip Allan, 1991. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP83972747
Book Description Philip Allan, 1991. Hardback. Condition: VERY GOOD. 1991. Philip Allan. First. Hard Cover. Book- VG, integral colour boards. 8.5x5.5. 276pp. Ex-libris - Marlborough College. Seller Inventory # 838485
Book Description Philip Allan, Hemel Hempstead, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Navy Blue boards with silver gilt titling to the spine. NO Dustjacket. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. (viii) +276pp. " Madgwick's . Study is the first introductory textbook to deal exculsively with the whole of the executive centre of British government, encompassing advisors, civil servants and committees as well as Prime Minister and Cabinet". Overall a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Contemporary Political Studies; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Seller Inventory # 47556
Book Description Philip Allan, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG086003416X