First Published in 1978. This is an historical study of the growth of government in Britain. It was begun in 1970, and that is the point down to which the study is really taken. The most recent developments in government necessarily receive only limited attention, and the author hopes to publish separately a fuller study of administrative change in Britain since the 1950s.
Table of Contents
The growth of government. Part 1 Changing ideas about the role of government since 1780: the classical economists and government; who killed "laissez-faire"?; the Keynesian revolution. Part 2 The development of the machinery and functions of government since 1780: the 18th century inheritance; the machinery and functions of 19th century government 1815-1914; the machinery and functions of 20th century government 1914-1939; the machinery and functions of 20th century government from 1939.
Geoffrey K Fry