Provides an insight into the career and impact of a key figure in the British Civil ServicePresents findings from insider interviews with senior Civil Service figures and family papers Offers a perspective into British policy making and the roots of 21st century Civil Service and public administration
About the Author
Kevin Theakston is Professor of British Government at the University of Leeds, UK, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has published 12 previous books, including The Labour Party and Whitehall (1992), The Civil Service Since 1945 (1995), Leadership in Whitehall (1999), and After Number 10: Former Prime Ministers in British Politics (2010). Philip Connelly spent 18 years with BP, where he held senior appointments in government relations, policy planning and corporate affairs. He was also a Deputy Director of the CBI and UK Director of the British-North American Committee. He published two previous books, The Politics of Scarcity: Resource Conflicts in International Relations (co-author, 1975) and Dealing with Whitehall (1992).