social construction of expertise the English civil service and its influence, 1919-1939 by Gail Savage

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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Pittsburgh, Pa .

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  • Civil service -- Great Britain.,
  • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1910-1936.,
  • Great Britain -- Politics andgovernment -- 1936-1945.,
  • Great Britain -- Economic policy -- 1918-1945.,
  • Great Britain -- Social policy.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-231) and index.

Book details

StatementGail Savage.
SeriesPittseries in policy and institutional studies
LC ClassificationsJN425
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 238 p. :
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22638378M
ISBN 100822939045, 0822955962

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