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A Share in the Appointments

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines University of Oxford graduates who have served the British Empire in various positions overseas. During the period from 1874 to 1913 Balliol College had the most number of ... More


The Financial Resources of Government: Institutions

Terence Daintith and Alan Page

in The Executive in the Constitution: Structure, Autonomy, and Internal Control

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268703
eISBN:
9780191683558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268703.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes and analyzes the internal institutions of the executive with competences in the field of finance: the Treasury; other bodies concerned with efficiency and economy; the ... More


Civil Office

Rory Muir

in Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune: How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300244311
eISBN:
9780300249545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300244311.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores careers in government service. Such a career had many advantages for a younger son, especially if he could find an office as well suited to his tastes and habits. But procuring ... More


E-Government in the GCC Countries: Promises and Impediments

Damian Radcliffe

in Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190859329
eISBN:
9780190942977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859329.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The digital revolution has impacted all aspects of our lives. For governments agencies ICT can improve inter-department business, as well as deepen relationships with businesses and citizens. It can ... More


The Security Forces

Burnett Bolloten

in The Spanish Civil War: Revolution and Counterrevolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624464
eISBN:
9781469624488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624464.003.0021
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the steps undertaken by the Republic to restore the police forces. With only the bare remnants of the Republican police corps at its disposal, the liberal government formed by ... More


Constraint and Opportunity: Government Contracting

in Trade and Traders in Mid-Victorian Liverpool: Mercantile Business and the Making of a World Port

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236061
eISBN:
9781846314261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236061.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter addresses the tensions inherent in the link between national government and traders. It also evaluates the drive behind this effort to establish Liverpool as a serious alternative to ... More


Comparative Experience: The Gains

S.K. Das

in Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698336
eISBN:
9780199080564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698336.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the gains offered by accrual accounting based on the experiences of the four countries. The gains are in the areas of: (a) devolution of authority and increased accountability; ... More


A Transient Life: Travel and the Song Literati

Cong Ellen Zhang

in Transformative Journeys: Travel and Culture in Song China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833992
eISBN:
9780824870522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833992.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter highlights the impact civil service examinations had on the physical mobility of Song scholar-officials. It shows that not only did an attraction to examination learning and court ... More


One Foot out the Door

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

Harry S. Truman's 1948 underdog victory was immensely rewarding to Clark Clifford on both a personal and a professional level. His loyalty and devotion to Truman were genuine, and it must have been ... More


Diplomat

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on Cohen's diplomatic activities. The discussions include his resignation from government service in January 1945; President Truman's appointment of Byrnes as secretary of state ... More


Elder Statesman

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes events following Cohen's resignation from government service on January 20, 1953. During his retirement, Cohen remained in close contact with a wide range of politicians, ... More


The State Railways

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Marcus Simaika's career in the Egyptian State Railways. When Simaika graduated in 1882, Egypt was under British occupation. Gross financial mismanagement, first by the ... More


Fighting for a Better Deal

in Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City: The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226684482
eISBN:
9780226684505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226684505.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

On 30 June 1933, John P. Davis and Robert C. Weaver took their places at the hearing table of the National Recovery Administration (NRA). Meeting in a temporary building constructed behind the White ... More


The Conditions for Belonging

Michael Hutt

in Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670608
eISBN:
9780199081806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670608.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses legislation on citizenship, with a focus on the new Citizenship Act of 1977. It describes how transnational marriages came to be discouraged and how different Acts changed the ... More


Discussion and Conclusions

Christopher Pollitt

in New Perspectives on Public Services: Place and Technology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199603831
eISBN:
9780191806797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199603831.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This concluding chapter notes that spatial relations are significantly dependent on material particularities. Material heritage and the current processes of social construction are themselves ... More


Conservative or Liberal

in For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226510811
eISBN:
9780226510873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226510873.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The initiative is a fiscal conservative's dream. During the period 1970–2000, it cut the overall size of government measured by revenue or expenditure and removed spending authority from the hands of ... More


Sánchez’s War of Activism 1940–1944

Carlos Kevin Blanton

in George I. Sánchez: The Long Fight for Mexican American Integration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300190328
eISBN:
9780300210422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190328.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In a story largely hidden from history, George I. Sánchez also fought the Second World War with activism. Sánchez and allies quietly created a short-lived civil rights group on a shoestring budget to ... More


Comparing Average and Marginal Tax Rates under the FairTax and the Current System of Federal Taxation

Laurence J. Kotlikoff and David Rapson

in Fundamental Tax Reform: Issues, Choices, and Implications

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042475
eISBN:
9780262271707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042475.003.0026
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the changes in the effective tax rates on labor supply and on savings that would arise when the existing income tax is replaced with a specific consumption tax proposal. It ... More


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