The Cabinet System

Anthony Seldon

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published by British Academy

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780197263198
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734755 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

The Cabinet System

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This chapter examines how the Cabinet system in Great Britain changed between 1900 and 2000. It investigates how the system operated and what it meant in 1900, and describes the changes in the system at twenty-year intervals from 1920 to 2000. The chapter explains that the Cabinet has changed from being the sole, to the principal, decision-taking body, and then to a personal system. It also discusses why the Cabinet system changed.

Keywords: Cabinet system; Great Britain; decision-making body; decision-taking body; personal system

Chapter.  15466 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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