1st Edition

Advising Ministers A Case-Study of the South West Economic Planning Council

By Brian C Smith Copyright 1969

    First published in 1969, Advising Ministers is a general account of the arrangements for ‘advising Ministers’, based on a case-study, enabling the reader to judge the effectiveness of an advisory body in a particular case, which itself gained much publicity and in which hopes were high that results would be achieved. Mr. Smith’s conclusions are based on published material and informed, shrewd deduction to provide a valuable addition to the all too meagre case-study material on British administration. This book will be of interest to students of history, sociology, economics and political science.

    1. Advisory bodies and the machinery of the government 2. Regional advisory bodies 3. The Council’s membership 4. The Council at work 5. The evolution of the strategy 6. Advising the Government 7. Conclusion Appendix Further reading Select Bibliography List of Tables


    Brian C. Smith