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The Crown and the Changing Nature of Government

Mark Freedland

in The Nature of the Crown

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198262732
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682407 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262732.003.0005
The Crown and the Changing Nature of Government

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This chapter describes the influence of the Crown on the recent organisational change within the central government in Great Britain. It aims to determine the constitutional context within which understandings of the Crown have evolved in recent years, particularly as a result of the introduction of the Next Steps Programme in the mid 1980s. It describes three features of the modern idea of the Crown, which includes the Crown's theoretical distinctness from the government of the day and the notion that the Crown represents an indivisible unity.

Keywords: central government; Next Steps Programme; indivisible unity

Chapter.  10667 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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