Central Government: An Introduction to the British System - M. R. CurtisSir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1966, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper edgeworn and faded with heavier fading to the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Later Printing. From the cover: “WRITTEN by a Professor of Political Science, this lively and critical book not only introduces the reader to the study of the British Constitution, but also presents a shrewd and provocative discussion of both the virtues and dangers of the English system. In his survey, Dr. Curtis deals with each of the organs of government from the Crown to the Commons, examining their merits and defects and making many suggestions for improvement. He has included as well chapters on the Voter and Public Opinion, the Commonwealth, Public Corporations, and a particularly stimulating section on the Civil Service, a much neglected branch of government. The author has kept descriptive and historical elements to a minimum and has tabulated his discussion so that the book is a model of directness. Many diagrams, illustrating the distribution of power and the administrative functions, are included for easy reference. This book will prove of especial use to students taking the Diploma in Public Administration and similar examinations. It will also be invaluable to anyone wishing to study our system of government, providing them with a handbook which is also sound critical analysis.”