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Overview page. Subjects: History — Politics.

Government posts were filled by patronage until well into the reign of Victoria. The Northcote–Trevelyan Report (1854) recommended changes, including entry to a civil service by competitive...

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civil service

T Daintith.

in The New Oxford Companion to Law

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 772 words.

The civil service is the body of officials—about half a million in the Home Civil Service, some 6,000 in the

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Civil Service

Bonnie G. Smith.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 2245 words.

Civil service is government work to provide a range of state services that include administering the state's taxation policies and

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civil service

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 369 words.

Despite repeated campaigns to reduce numbers, the civil service remains one of the great growth areas of modern Britain. In

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Civil Service

John A. Scherpereel and Benjamin A. Elman.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 3643 words.

[This entry includes two subentries, and overview and a discussion of civil service in East Asia. See also

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civil service

J. A. Cannon.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 672 words.

Despite repeated campaigns to reduce numbers, the civil service remains one of the great growth areas of modern Britain. In

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civil service

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 673 words.

Despite repeated campaigns to reduce numbers, the civil service remains one of the great growth areas of modern Britain. In

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civil service

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 368 words.

Despite repeated campaigns to reduce numbers, the civil service remains one of the great growth areas of modern Britain. In the 17th cent. the civil service—i.e. persons directly employed...

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civil service

Overview page. Subjects: History — Politics.

Government posts were filled by patronage until well into the reign of Victoria. The Northcote–Trevelyan Report (1854) recommended changes, including entry to a civil service by competitive...

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civil service

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; International Relations. 1284 words.

Term generally referring to administrators paid for implementing the policies of national governments. The term derives from British civilian (as opposed to military) officials working in...

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Civil Service Commission

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Law

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 56 words.

The body that regulates recruitment to the Civil Service, ensuring that appointments are on merit after fair and open competition.

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Civil Service Commission

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Law

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 56 words.

The body that regulates recruitment to the Civil Service, ensuring that appointments are on merit after fair and open competition.

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The Civil Service

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 173 words.

The Civil Service is profoundly deferential — ‘Yes, Minister! No, Minister! If you wish it, Minister!’

Richard Crossman 1907–

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The Civil Service

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 208 words.

The Civil Service is profoundly deferential — ‘Yes, Minister! No, Minister! If you wish it, Minister!’

Richard Crossman 1907–

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The Civil Service

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 173 words.

The Civil Service is profoundly deferential — ‘Yes, Minister! No, Minister! If you wish it, Minister!’

Richard Crossman 1907–

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The Civil Service

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 208 words.

The Civil Service is profoundly deferential — ‘Yes, Minister! No, Minister! If you wish it, Minister!’

Richard Crossman 1907–

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The Civil Service

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 173 words.

The Civil Service is profoundly deferential — ‘Yes, Minister! No, Minister! If you wish it, Minister!’

Richard Crossman 1907–

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The Civil Service

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 173 words.

The Civil Service is profoundly deferential — ‘Yes, Minister! No, Minister! If you wish it, Minister!’

Richard Crossman 1907–

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‘Civil Service, The’

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

January 1999; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 71 words.

The proposal in ‘Papers Relating to the Reorganization of the Civil Service’ is well intended but flawed. It suggests patronage

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‘Civil Service, The’

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

January 1999; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 61 words.

The tenth annual report of the Civil Service Commission reminds all that the board is not fairly supervised. Since reorganization

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ranks in civil service

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 184 words.

Ranking structures in the imperial *administration of the Later Roman Empire varied between branches of the civil service. It

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