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The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century$
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Vernon Bogdanor

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263198

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.001.0001

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The Cabinet System

The Cabinet System

(p.97) 4. The Cabinet System
The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Anthony Seldon

British Academy

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

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