First published in 1988, this book is about the application of moral standards in the course of official work in the British civil service. It approaches the subject by examining the career of Sir Edward Bridges, Head of the Civil Service from 1945 to 1956. The book raises questions, of major importance at the present time, about methods of work and the standards expected of civil servants.
Table of Contents
1. Edward Bridges 1892-1969 2. Personnel Management 3. Political Attitudes and Political Behaviour 4. The Case of Sir Christopher Bullock 5. The Machinery of Government 6. Publicity and the Profession 7. The Civil Servant and the Constitution 8. Ethics and the Briitsh CIvil Service