A Constitution for the Socialist Commonwealth of Great Britain

A Constitution for the Socialist Commonwealth of Great Britain

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... should be associated not only th$' organised study of other analogous administrations, but also original research into the subject-matter with a view to new discoveries. Let us take the existing Post Office as an example. The present headquarters staff would be separated out into two distinct departments, one concerned primarily with the current administration, under its independent departmental hierarchy of Boards, Councils and Committees, and the other (somewhat analogous to the Mines Department of the Home Office in respect of mining, or to the Railways Department of the Board of Trade in respect of railways) responsible for keeping the Social Parliament and the nation fully and frankly informed how the service is being conducted, at what cost and with what results. The function of the administration will be to do; that of the control department will be to know what is being done, in order that the Social Parliament and public opinion may be able to discover with what fidelity and success the policy from time to time laid down by the Social Parliament is being carried out. The development of the various departments of "control " will introduce to the Civil Service work of a type which it has so far been allowed to undertake only in an imperfect and, so to speak, a halfhearted way. The government departments have not, as a rule, been told that original investigation and research was within their function; their conceptions of accountancy and audit, costing and comparative statistics have been, until lately, quite rudimentary; and their function has been regarded as inhibitive of what was bad rather than as stimulative of what was good.1 It will clearly be necessary to train, for the control departments, a Civil Service of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771826
  • 9781236771827