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Comment: xii, 469 p. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Initials on spine. Contents: I. Introductory -- II. The feudal spoils system -- III. Influence of despotism on administration -- IV. Administration under the Tudors and until Cromwell -- V. Cromwell's administrative system -- VI. Public service under Charles II and James II -- VII. The new system of administration under William III -- VIII. Party government from Anne to George III -- IX. Administration under George III -- X. The Reform Period after the fall of Lord Bute -- XI. The improved condition after the fall of Lord North -- XII. Administration under George IV -- XIII. Partisan system waning and examinations introduced -- XIV. Final contest between patronage and open competition -- XV. Open competition introduced into British India -- XVI. Government inquiry and report leading to the introduction of the new system in 1853 -- XVII. How the new system was received -- XVIII. The first order for a Civil Service Commission and competitive examinations - May, 1855 -- XIX. The first five tears under the new system -- XX. Parliamentary investigation of the new system in 1860 -- XXI. Development of the new system from 1860 to 1870 -- XXII. The Order for Open Competition in 1870 -- XXIII. First experience of Open Competition -- XXIV. Parliamentary inquiry into the Civil Service in 1873 -- XXV. The Executive Investigation of 1874 -- XXVI. The results of the merit system based on Open Competition in British India -- XXVII. The practical operation of the merit system since 1875 -- XXVIII. Concerning parts of the old spoils system excluded by the Constitution of the United States -- XXIX. Some practical tendencies and relations of the reformed method -- XXX. The merit system in the Great Departments -- XXXI. Social, moral, and international bearings of the new system -- XXXII. A summary, and the significance of the Reform Movement -- XXXIII. The bearing of British experience upon Civil Service Reform in
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Civil service in Great Britain;: A history of abuses and reforms and their bearing upon American politics Hardcover – 1880


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